As I write this, I feel half-asleep.
My eyes are drooping, I feel my head getting heavy.
I’ve been feeling like this since 1o am.
It’s 5 hours later and no, I haven’t taken a nap.
Both the children are still napping, and have been for over an hour. I could have easily grabbed 45 minutes of precious sleep.
Instead, I cleaned the house, put toys away, folded laundry and wiped the kitchen down. Refilled water bottles, sorted through the recycling and put the dishes away.
I watched TV. I surfed Facebook.
Now I sit here, replying to emails, organizing my schedule for the week for my new freelance gig, fitting in all my other online activities like managing World Moms Blog‘s social media strategy, having fun in the forums at The SITS Girls, and of course, writing my own blog.
Soon, the boys will wake up.
One will need a feed. The other will need a snack.
Before long, dinner will have to be made. Dishes to be done.
The sky will darken, and children will have to be readied for bed. Stories to be read, songs to be sung, snuggles to be given.
I’ll probably sit on the couch with my husband afterwards and enjoy some ice cream together, maybe watch some TV.
My hands will then drift over my laptop again as I reply to blog comments, and do more writing.
Once the lid on the MacBook Air is shut, I’ll probably check my phone for my Instagram feed.
And it’d be tomorrow before my head hits the pillow.
I’ll be waking up every 2 to 3 hours to nurse the baby, change his diaper.
And just as I’m going into that delicious deep sleep cycle, my children will wake up.
The boys will get cleaned up and fed. The toys will come out of the toy box, the exersaucer will make an appearance.
Play time will be interjected with nap time for the baby.
More play time with the toddler. Lunch will be given, a little cuddling and off he will go for HIS nap.
Go back to the top of this post. Maybe change it up with some cookie baking, caramel sauce making and meal planning.
Rinse and repeat.
Yes. I don’t sleep.
Disclaimer: I am not complaining. As my husband rightly pointed out, there are some opportunities for me to nap and I could go to bed earlier. But I want to get stuff done!
How many hours of sleep do you get a night?