Night

March 7, 2012 § 1 Comment

“They’re right to call it a broken night…. You crawl back to bed and you lie there trying to do the jigsaw of sleep with half the pieces missing.”  – Kate Reddy, I Don’t Know How She Does It

I’ve been trying to fit the peices for over two years. Liam is not an easy sleeper.  He didn’t sleep through the night until he was a year and a half, and even then it was hit or miss.  Recently there has been a weekend trip out of town, potty training, and late winter colds.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a solid night of sleep.

I know parents all over the world are dancing the same jigsaw.  But in the dark at 3:15am it seems like just us. I glimpse tomorrow’s exhaustion and rushed morning, and the peices shatter.

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§ One Response to Night

  • Danielle says:

    I hear ya. I feel more tired these days when the afternoon hits than when Sophia was an infant. No doubt due to chasing 3 kids now, considering she was immobile the first year. The boys have been the ones all of a sudden disrupting the nights. They’ve been getting in bed with us and I’m too tired to take them back and they really mess us up. The past couple of nights have been better, though.

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