Monday, December 9, 2013

The Value of Sleep

Sleep. 

All of us want it, but not all of us get it; especially if you are a new parent.

In this post I want to share with you the rage that came over my husband at 4 am a few days ago - all because he was in jeopardy of losing sleep.

We have two cats and it is undeniable that they have received a drastic cut in affection since our son was born. To say that they get neck scratchies twice a week is an exaggeration (we are terrible, I know).

I don't know if this is payback or what, but recently they've been acting up. The moment we are ready for bed and the baby is asleep, they start to either: a) meow to the top of their lungs or b) decide that its time to sprint up and down our stairs as if they were training for the cat Olympics.

A few days ago I heard my husband get out of bed at 4 am raging and pounding his feet on the floor like a lunatic. Usually I'm the lunatic, so this was concerning.  He was mumbling, cursing and not acting like the patient saint he normally is. It took me a few seconds to decipher what the hell was going on. It turned out that our cats were meowing so loudly that it woke him up. He knew that our son would wake up early and the fact that the cats broke his sleep at 4 am sent him on a rampage! A floor pounding, curse word rambling rampage!

Did he almost lose his marbles? Yes. Yes, he did.

Do we value sleep? Yes. Yes, we do.

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