May 16, 2008

Somebody's sleepy

I tried to take a nap yesterday . . . in the middle of the day. I've been unreasonably tired over the last few days because Jack's been a little cranky at night and we've had to get up with him. Kyle usually falls back to sleep fairly quickly. When I wake up . . . whether it's 3 AM or 6 AM . . . I'm up for the day. Kyle encouraged me to nap when Jack did in the afternoon. So, I brought Jack home for his nap, I finished a few household chores and then I laid down.

I don't usually do this and I don't really think it's a good idea. When I'm home with Jack, I see that as my job. And most people I know aren't allowed to take naps in the middle of the day at their jobs, right? Why should it be any different for a mom whose job is taking care of her child? If I want that job to be taken seriously, it seems as though napping in the middle of the day is a bad idea. Of course there are always exceptions . . . for instance, this job certainly doesn't come with sick days.

Anyway, I also have trouble falling asleep when it's still light outside so I closed the curtains and shut my eyes tight and tried to relax, but nothing really worked. So, my "nap" was me just laying in bed tossing and turning and thinking about everything that I should be getting done. Not very restful.

So, I'm still tired. And the stupid dog kept me up again last night. I wish that I could just catch up on sleep, but my body won't let me. I'm not at home today . . . I'm working at camp so there will be no opportunity to attempt another nap.

Although, I do have a sofa in my office . . .

7 comments:

sara said...

Seriously? It's not a good idea to take a nap during the day? Uh oh....

Sara Luke said...

I think pregnant women count as an exception. :)

sara said...

thanks, I appreciate that. :) I do feel like a big useless blob right now...Oh well...all for a good reason. :)

heather.snider said...

Someday I will be pregnant...does that mean I can take naps now.

**Stahr Family** said...

Sara - maybe you are pregnant?
(this comment hardly has any value without getting to see your reaction in person. that's the only reason i'm writing it)

Sara Luke said...

I'm too tired to react so you're not missing much. I'm absolutely not. Wouldn't that be the irony of ironies though?

Dawn said...

Hey, the best advice many women have given me... sleep when your baby sleeps! I am getting to enjoy that now that I am home. And sometimes if I am lucky, both boys are down at the same time, so why not! I am a better mom afterwards and then I can stay up later to get those "things" done.