Monday, October 16, 2006

Good Intentions Pave the Path to Bed

So, last night in the spirit of rejuvinated determination, I made for the bed at a relatively early 11:24 p.m. to read for a few minutes when Little Toot woke up with an ear infection. He did not sleep all night, except for the three hours I brought him into bed with me to sleep on me. For some funny reason, I didn't sleep so well for those three hours either.

My new post-vacation resolutions included going to bed earlier because all the research very clearly links lack of sleep and expanding girth. I can attest to this corrolation--or is it causation? Whatever, it definitely matters in my case. Really, I need to be going to bed by 10 p.m. to get the benefits. If I do that, my "alone time" is only from 8 - 10 p.m. and it really isn't alone 'cuz Dr. You-Know-Who is up and I like adult conversation after a long day. See my dilemma? I might just have to live with the extra weight and sleep deprivation.

5 comments:

Antoinette said...

Ah come on Dr. M. you know the deal, you have kids you give up sleep. First there are 2 a.m. feedings, then teething, then ear infections, then nightmares. My son hasn't woken me up in the middle of the night in months but now I just automatically wake myself up about 2:30 a.m.

I've had sleep, I've had a kid. Kids are better.

Chalmers said...

just get up earlier dude. Wake up at 5 and spend your quiet time then. There is something awesome about being up at 4 or 5 in the morning.

mc

Anonymous said...

Welcome home! The Woodlands is not the same without the Clouthiers.

Getting up at 4:00 or 5:00am is awesome!

Anonymous said...

P.S. The beige background looks very nice!

Dr. Melissa said...

Thank you for the welcome.

Antionette & Chalmers,
Thank you for your kind words of support. Not. I've tried to get up early, but can only sustain the madness for set amount of time.

I know. I know. Early to bed, early to rise, blah, blah, blah... Thanks a lot Ben!

Anyway, it's good to be back. Like the new look?