On behalf of my poor wife who should be sleeping right now, I am going to write this post. For the past 6 1/2 months, my wife has not slept. I believe there has only been one night where she slept more than 6 hours. I don’t know how she functions. You are probably asking why I am sleeping… well, that’s because I (1) don’t have breasts (thank god) an (2) my wife somehow does not sleep through the crying of either of our two kids. In addition, she has to handle my snoring (which I have yet to accept as truth without an actual audio recording).
For those who have spoken personally with my wife during the daylight hours, you would have no idea that she hasn’t slept. In fact, somehow, she is able to remember all the things that I forget and then she reminds me that I forgot them.
Now for a little history about me and sleep. If I ever get less than 6-8 hours of sleep the following mood changes occur without failure:
basically can’t function on any level
at some point I can’t even have a conversation without my eyes beginning to droop
and drool leaking from my mouth
did I mention grumpiness?
Anyway, everyone raise a glass of water and Simply Sleep (which by the way she can’t take because she is breastfeeding) to the woman who has learned, was born with or simply forced to deal with the fact that she can still be an amazing wife, mother, worker,writer and everything else without one of the most necessary human functions!