Thursday, December 22, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Chaos: Day 10

On the 10th day of Christmas Chaos I would like the universe to give to me….10 Hours of Sleeping. 

I'm always tired, but with all of the extra tasks related to the holidays, I am down right beat. Right now as I type, I am scheduled for at least an hour of wrapping presents tonight. This will mean an estimated bedtime of 1:00 and then a wake up call of 6:00 (barring nobody wakes up in the middle of the night crying... and I am not talking about me).

I knew that becoming a father came with its share of challenges. Financial pressure. Parenting conundrums. But I never realized just how damned tired I would get. For the first two years of fatherhood, I was probably the meanest/snarkiest person in the office. Most questions were answered with a "What the hell do you think you should do?". When they finally asked why I was being so mean, I had to explain to them that I hadn't had a full nights sleep in over 600 days. 

My wife will often give me grief over taking a nap in the afternoon on the weekends. I don't think she understands that I am literally getting by on a day to day basis. I am like a shark now. If I stop moving I fall asleep. I have been known to fall asleep in physician waiting rooms, busses and once at a McDonalds. I was playing with the kids the other day and fell asleep in our tent fort for at least an hour. 

All I am asking for is 10 hours of straight sleep. Go to bed at 10 and wake up at 8. Nothing else.  StumbleUpon Pin It Now!

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