Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A salacious love letter.


Dear Sleep,
I love you and I just can't seem to get enough of you, literally.
Without you I am a grumpy shell of a woman.
I get irritable and anxious
because I am so vulnerable in a world with little rest.

I know that my toddler is trying to come between us.
He wakes up at all hours of the night, calling me away from you.
I am pulled out of my bed, away from your loving embrace.
He wakes early in the morning and I can feel it...
I need more of you.
We can't let a teething child keep us apart.
(Damn those two year old molars.)

The last two nights that we have spent together have been amazing.
To spend eight uninterrupted hours together is like a dream.
The world is a better place after a night with you.
Colors are brighter,
food tastes better,
I find myself smiling,
and sighing a contented sigh.

I need another rendezvous with you.
Meet me tonight at 10:00 pm.
I'll bring the ear plugs and a lavender scented sleep mask.
All you need to bring is your sweet embrace.

Yours forever and ever,


Jenn said...

Hey...your writin' love letters to the one I need most tonight. If you've had the luxury for the last two nights it's time to give it a rest and let someone else take a turn at woo-ing sleep.

Dixie Mom said...

It's true, the world revolves around a good night of sleep. I think I lost about a decade with small children and that part of my life is just a plain and simple blur.
May all your dreams of sleep come true tonight.

Lucy said...

I totally agree! Lola was up every couple hours last night. She has canines coming in!!!! So inconvenient. Hopefully tonight goes better!

Mother Theresa said...

Oh yes, sleep! Very important. Unfortunately, I don't sleep like I did before having kids anymore. And it's not that they wake me up, it's just that I got so used to waking up that now I do it on my own...but at least I can go back to sleep and not have to get up.

Heather said...

Oh how this post speaks to me! Mainly because I did not get enough quality time with sleep last night. 3.5 hours is not good for me. And my poor family will feel the brunt of that later this afternoon.

Michelle Pixie said...

Oh this love letter could be mine as well! As I sit here nursing a cup of coffee and consoling a teething toddler. Counting down the minutes until sleep and I meet again!

Sue said...


Hope you and sleep spend many blissful hours together tonight.


Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I miss sleep so much too. In fact. I can't really think of the last time I had a good night's sleep! I hear that we will get some sleep when the children are ages 10-15 and then we get to worry, and lose sleep all over again during the teen years. :)

Stephanie K. said...

A letter from all mothers of the world. I don't think I actually remember what it felt like to be well-rested, what with three kids (nocturnal nosebleeds, bad dreams, teething, etc.), and three cats (we always manage to leave one in accidentally, who then wakes us at 4 a.m.)...there is a reason that sleep-deprivation is used as a torture method.

With that is barely 8 pm and I have a great movie to watch. And I'm going to opt out of it and crawl under my's to 8 hours??

Sleep Tight!

Vera said...

I want to frame this and hang it above my bed.