Thursday, March 29, 2007

zzzzzz......

Last night was not a good night. So many of them aren't these days, I would give just about anything for a good night's sleep. I think that most of the free world feels the same -- does anyone sleep well anymore? I watch my kids sleep the hours away when they are home, and I can't ever remember sleeping like they still do. When I was young and still lived at home, my mom never allowed sleeping around the clock, for the most part, if I was up late the night before, getting up at a reasonable hour was still required; if i was tired, that was my own fault. I never saw any reason to make my kids get up on the weekends, they all worked when they were old enough, if they were taking care of their own responsibilities, then I thought they deserved to get some sleep on the weekends. My youngest can sleep away whole blocks of time, he has always been that way. Even as a baby he was up until the very last, he hated to go to bed. But when he did finally give in to sleep, he would sleep forever. He is naturally a night owl, would rather sleep all day, be awake all night. I never was like that. I tried working nights and sleeping days when I was young, it was totally against my nature. I have always gone to bed early and woke up WAAAY before the chickens. My oldest son is becoming more like me the older he gets (poor kid). I know he goes to bed earlier all the time, and wakes up early. I think it's funny because they have all made fun of me for years for my early hours. I guess sometimes, no matter what you try to BE, you just end up being what you ARE. But the original subject here was about the lack of sleep that ninety-nine percent of us are operating on---does anyone sleep for eight hours anymore? I am lucky to manage five hours, not that i am too busy, but i really cannot stay asleep for more than that. If i didn't work, then I would probably go back to bed and I would manage more actual sleep hours, but retiring is no where near my future at this time. So I guess I will continue to manage on the few hours that I get, it has gotten me along so far.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

I don't know anyone who sleeps well. I can sleep well. 8+ hours. When I'm really depressed. Thankfully that's not the case at the moment. :)

The Roco, Part I said...

oh no no no no it wasn't you. it was that bastard of an ex boyfriend (the one that broke up with me IN my blog) who decided to show up after 2 months of nothing and demand that he be a part of my life again. i shut it down for now because i don't want him having anything to do with me or knowing how i am or what's going on in my life. i thought about making it private but i thought it would be more drastic just to say i was quitting. i'll probably start it up again after a leave of absence, or more likely continue on another address somewhere.