They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!

What do they call it when you do the exact same thing over and over expecting a different result? Oh yeah, CRAZY!

My life right now is the very definition of crazy. Each night before the hubby and I go to bed, I’m optimistic that our daughter might sleep 8 uninterrupted glorious hours, allowing us to do the same. And each night she shatters all my hopes of ever sleeping through the night again. Yet, the next night just before I close my eyes and drift off to some sort of rest, I think, maybe tonight’s the night.

Who knows where this glass-half-full person came from. I’ve always been a Negative Nancy when it comes to…well, everything. Perhaps Motherhood has changed me from a lifelong pessimist to an optimist? I doubt it, if anything you’d think motherhood would do the opposite. Take a sweet Pollyanna and crush her spirit until she’s a snarky cynic. Sleep deprivation and permanent stretch marks will do that to a gal.

Maybe I have no choice other than to be optimistic about this for fear I’d end up in the loony bin wearing a straitjacket talking to my imaginary friends with drool running down my face. Actually, that’s probably what I look like in the morning anyway: pajamas askew, hair mussed, mumbling like Rain Man while I stagger down the hall like a zombie. If you didn’t know I was a new mom, anyone in their right mind would have me committed. Hey, maybe that’s not such a bad idea. I bet those loons get all the sleep they want!

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9 thoughts on “They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!

  1. The only times my 8 month old has slept 8 consecutive hours has been on drugs — thank you baby advil. It helps when he’s teething, and has two ear infections. It’s not good when you don’t sleep, but it’s painful to see the little guy with black circles under his eyes.

    Hang in there, I’ve heard rumors of 2 year-olds sleeping 12 hours in a row…

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  2. I’ve been there, with the lack of sleep and alllll of that. It sucks, so I can sympathize! I’ve also been to the “loony bin” (not as a patient! I worked on a mental health unit at the hospital!), so I’m here to tell you that you are FAR from the loony bin. 🙂 I won’t say “keep your chin up” or any other lame crap, but just know that we’re right there with ya. Sleep is overrated, anyway…parenthood is like a club you want to join with all your heart, but maintaining sanity once you make it in is hard. Lean on your sisters! We’re here for you! xoxo

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  3. I feel for you. My first didn’t sleep longer than 2 1/2 hours for six months. At that point, I shouldn’t have been allowed to drive a motor vehicle, I was so tired. I hope she sleeps through the night soon!!

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