Monday, June 22, 2009

10 Indicators that You May Be Tired

1. Instead of turning the water off after washing your hands, you turn the light off.

2. You repeatedly call each child their brother's names until you've frustrated yourself into screaming.

3. After a desperate search at two a.m. for your babies, that you KNOW are somewhere in your bed, you discover them sleeping safe and sound in their bassinet after all.

4. You dream that you're sleeping.

5. You gaze longingly at the babies' carseats and think about how comfy they must be - if only they came in your size!

6. You circle the kitchen island 3 times before remembering that you're not supposed to be wandering aimlessly - you're supposed to be getting the milk out of the refrigerator.

7. You don't bother with make-up because it just accentuates your face, and why would you want to do that?

8. You find yourself standing in the driveway holding a large storage container and rocking back and forth soothingly.

9. You take all the leftovers out of the refrigerator in preparation for dinner, only to remember that you're supposed to be preparing breakfast.

10. Lullabyes bring tears to your eyes.

If these sound familiar to you, you may be short on your sleep. You may be working too hard. Or maybe you have a baby (or 2).

6 comments:

J mom said...

Oh do I feel for you. Hang in there!

Lisa said...

Cute! I've done a number of these. I like the one about soothingly rocking a storage container while holding it!! :-)

Sean said...

I do the rocking thing all the time! I don't even have to be holding something, even if I stand in one place for a while I'll start to do it.

Sarah, you don't have to worry about this too much but how about falling asleep at your desk? Thud..zzzzzzzzzzzzz....

The VanHorn Family said...

I understand! While we don't have five (yet), Tony has already mixed up the girls in the middle of the night. Him: "Did you say to feed Leila? Hadley's the one who's awake..." Me: "Honey, that's Leila you're holding." :)

The Mulvihills said...

Tiredness indicator #11: Crying at simply reading about tiredness!

You're doing great, girl! Hang in there! :)

Beckie said...

I remember scouring the baby book section at Barnes & Noble one day back when I was desparate to get Jack to sleep through the night and I was too new at parenting to just let him cry. I came across a book called "The No Cry Sleep Solution" and started to sob as I read the description on the back cover and thought "this is about me." Indicator #11 in full force.

By the way, that book was useless.