Tuesday, August 30, 2011

In Which Connor Stays Up Forever

Connor stayed up until almost five in the morning last night and is showing every indication of pulling another all-nighter tonight, so this post will be short as I'm not terribly coherent right now.  I did get the chance to sleep in a bit yesterday, so that was good, but really the kid needs to cut this out.  He starts up morning school on Thursday and he's going to be a bit crabby if I don't manage to get his sleep cycle back on track. 

. . . and I've been staring at the screen for fifteen minutes trying to figure out how to spell the word "thoroughly."  I finally looked it up, and then realized I'd forgotten the sentence that I was going to use it in.  This is what sleep deprivation does to you, people.  Luckily we have respite care practically all day tomorrow, so instead of cleaning or running errands or what I should actually be doing with that time, I can use it to take a really, really long nap.
How the heck did I do this when I was eighteen?  I am so not cut out for this staying-up-all-night thing anymore. 


Julia O'C said...

It wasn't until I had children that I realized *why* certain countries will use sleep-deprivation as torture.

I hope that Connor gets back on track, so that you can, too.

Jane said...

My daughter used to pull being awake from 11 until 5 or 6 in the morning all the time. I would sleep from 10:30 till 11 and maybe get an hour in the morning after she went back to bed. Then she would nap forever and do it again the next night!
She sleeps very well now, so our baby has taken over the job of keeping me up at night.
Hope you all get some good sleep soon!

xraevision said...

Sleep deprivation is torture! We've been chronically sleep deprived since X was born four years ago. On and off, but mostly on. I know it takes me days to recover from one sleepless night. Sometimes I don't leave my house because I'm so crazy from lack of sleep! So, I completely empathize and wish you all great stretches of deep, restful sleep.

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