The night before last, she was up a lot in the night and one of those times she was very confused; we talked for at least half an hour before she settled down.
It was a tough decision for this husband to have help come in, but he finally realized he needed to prioritize his sleep so he could better serve his wife during the day.
Yesterday, after a night of little sleep, I was beyond emotional. My daughter was telling me about how her kittens were running to her, climbing all over her and purring when I started to tear up….what, I don’t even really like cats. Later, as I walked around the house I noticed school books scattered on the couch, in the hall and on the kitchen table, I became frustrated with these children that can’t seem to put their school away. Then last night my oldest asked me not to do something that she didn’t like and I totally snapped. Her head was my snack as I bit it off.
I am not making excuses for my behavior, just an observation. Lack of sleep does affect my ability to deal with life. We are such a go, go, go generation that we think we can do more and rest less. I think perhaps we need to find a balance, and like the husband above, realize we need to prioritize our sleep so we can better serve our families during the day. Just a thought.