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Thursday, October 13, 2005

sleep deprivation

It was very hard to wake up this morning. I blame the kids, as LMD didn't go to sleep till past 10pm in the end, then was waking me up at 5am for a feed. LMB was up at her usual 6am too, so when the alarm went off at 7am I didn't really feel like it.

Still, it might also be partly due to the fact that I didn't get to bed till midnight after watching Lost on C4 & E4! Although the occasional late night never used to be a problem before I had kids & lost the opportunity to sleep all night long without a break, or have a lie-in - ever!


  • At Thursday, October 13, 2005 9:31:00 am, Blogger spindleshanks said…

    that sleep thing is a killer isn't it? g and i took it in turns through the summer holidays to give each other sleep ins which was joy but now first born is back at school, we start the day pleading, bullying, cajoling and threatening him out of bed and at the same time begging second born to stay asleep just another half hour. you can't win!

  • At Thursday, October 13, 2005 2:31:00 pm, Blogger it's all about me said…

    Can't really relate to the kid thing, but I think you've just put me off!

    I love Lost too. Well actually, I think it's a bit crap but totally compulsive viewing... and I have to admit that it scares me silly even though I know it's total rubbish...

  • At Thursday, October 13, 2005 2:32:00 pm, Blogger silentmum said…

    Isn't it funny that you cant drag them out of bed for love, money cookies or threats on a weekday but at the weekend, PING!!! they are awake and full of the joys at the bloody crack of dawn!!
    Smiling in fond rememberance as my sprog now is old enough to get her own breakfast, turn on a dvd and leave mommy until she is in the land of living on pain of death- she may interupt ONLY and ONLY if there are bones sticking out of skin and copious amounts of blood everywhere (a trifle harsh, I hear you say-----try seven yes seven years of interuppted sleep- she still doesn't not sleep through the night---)am allowed my 2 hours on the weekend just to come to. I am a so much better mommy when I have a recognisable level of sleep.....well, i think I am

  • At Thursday, October 13, 2005 2:57:00 pm, Blogger Mary P. said…

    These days any sleep deprivation I suffer is entirely of my own making. Sometimes because I'm out, more often just insomnia. Is it better or worse, I wonder, to be sleep-deprived and groggy all day, and have only yourself to blame?

    I've decided. It's worse. You feel equally wretched, and can't even bitch about the kids! But then, you don't have to deal with them, either...oh wait, I do, don't I? Lots and lots of them.

    I'm a bit sleep-deprived myself today. Can you tell?

  • At Thursday, October 13, 2005 3:25:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    I think, that of all the changes wrought in my life since having spoglets, I miss the lie-in the most.

    sad really, you'd think it would be my career, looks, money, car, motorbike etc, but it's proper, full on fast asleep all morning lie-ins. I can't see that I'll get them back properly untilthey all leave home, as by the time they're old enough to want to stay in bed, I'll be dragging them out early to explain what they were doing the night before!


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