How Not To Sleep Well

August 11, 2010 by Rieshy
An anti-public service announcement. 

This will be short because I'm too sleepy from successfully completing the following suggestions.

  1. Work on German grammar with your 11th grader at 9:45p.m. When she leaves pick up a German novel and read for a while, using your very,very, rusty German reading skills.  These late night activities will ensure that your brain cannot remember how to dream, in any language, thus ensuring garbled sleep and the early morning desire to quote Dr.  Suess. (It's so fun to read in German, but makes my eyebrow get red hot.)
  2. At 2:00a.m., after you feed your little one and are getting back into bed, think about the 9 months worth of post-dated checks you had to write for the tutorial program where your two teen-aged daughters will be taking a few high school classes.  Think about all those checks and the amount of money they represent each month...  For spice, throw in thoughts of your son's college expenses.
  3. Ask your 18 year old son to get up extra early to do a few things before he goes to work. This will provide the opportunity for you to finally fall asleep about the same time his alarm goes off.  The alarm which, from all the way across the house, wakes you but fails to wake him. Make sure his alarm is playing Billy Joel so that you will get to spend time wondering what decade it is.
Good Morning, and feel free to add to my list.


Melanie said...

So sorry! Our first day of school here. When my alarm went off I was mad at whoever had set it! Then remembered it was me! LOL! Making breakfast at 6 am is different than scrounging around the kitchen at 7:30 or 8:00. Get a nap today if you can!

Susan Tipton said...

Very funny Melanie. I agree 7:30 in a bathrobe is very different from business-like at 6:00.

Don't feel sorry for me though. I so thoroughly enjoyed complaining this morning. Makes it all worth it.

JoAnn said...

poor you. Sometimes I pass out on the couch after i get my two year old up. is that wrong? Only if the 1 year old is up too...because I trust a two year old but not a 1 year old?
I'm glad you got to complain though.

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