Sleep deprivation is a bitch isn’t it! But there is nothing anyone can do about it when looking after a small child. You must roll with the punches.
Even when those punches are through squinty eyes and haphazardly swung through the air while swaying because we are all so freaking tired.
There are good days and bad. Just when you think you are going to fall asleep on your feet you get a good night and it saves you, recharges those batteries and lets you keep going.
After a bad night recently I was getting Ari dressed for the day while chatting to my Mum. She was watching on with a strange look in her eye before piping up, “Um, Karin?”
I had dressed Ari but had not actually taken off his pyjamas first. Just layered the days clothes straight over the top.
How could I not pick up on this!
I put it out to my friends on Facebook and asked them what had they done while living like a zombie through sleep deprivation.
Oh, and I am so glad I did! I laughed and laughed!
“I took a shower with my bra and undies on. Took me ages before I looked down and realised I wasn’t undressed.”– Hugzilla
“I lost count of the number of cartons of ice cream I ruined by putting them back in the cupboard or fridge instead of the freezer.” – Hugzilla
“I sent my middle son to swimming lessons when my youngest was a newborn. He was sitting by the edge of the pool and had already been in for a swirl with the teacher, and I noticed he still had his singlet on under his swimming shirt. It was hanging out the bottom. Hahahaaa, I just left him, he seemed fine.”
“I tried making a cup of coffee on a plate I had out for my toast.”
“About six months ago I left a pair of undies on my son, then put a nappy over the top. He does a poo and probably a few wees, it’s really messy. Don’t do it.”
“Attempting to make a coffee but I kept trying to make bottles for the twins, eventually my mum made it for me…. I think I drank it….”
“Forgot to put a nappy on the little Miss after feeding her and put her back in her cot and she woke shortly after screaming as she was soaked! Silly Mumma!”
What stupid things have you done while utterly sleep deprived? I need to know! We need to know! And I can’t promise that I won’t laugh at you too.
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