I was joking with a friend recently that I think all new moms or moms suffering from sleep deprivation should have their driver’s licences revoked. It was a joke, but I can see how being a #zombiemom can be hazardous to one’s health (and dangerous to those around us). I’m not a “new” mom anymore, but I still suffer from sleep deprivation.
Every week is busy, but this past week was even more so for some reason. I don’t really know why. Oh, wait. I do. Little One has had activities, parties, and so many places to be. I’ve been busy with work and getting Little One to all of her activities, parties and places she has to be. Then there’s the farm and the house, and the cooking. Little One has also been suffering from pains in her legs in the middle of the night. Around 1am-3am she’s been screaming in her sleep with full on tears. She’s been in pain and no matter how much I massage her legs, rub her feet, give her a warm bath before bed, do stretching exercises with her before bed, and apply hot compress, she still screams from the pain.
Two nights ago, I went to bed at 4am because I was up with a crying Little One all night. My alarm goes off shortly after 6am so I can start my day. That’s not a lot of sleep. I was running on fumes all day. I don’t know how I made it through the day. I was definitely on auto-pilot. I ended up crashing at 5:30pm.
Yes. I went to bed at 5:30pm.
While Daddy was busy and Mommy was passed out, Little One had a field day.
I know what you’re thinking. HOW did this happen? I’m telling you. I was so exhausted, I slept like a bear. Nothing could wake me up. Not even a Little One putting make-up on me in my sleep. The fact that she took selfies is the cherry on top though. I cannot tell you how shocked I was to see about thirty-something photos on my phone that she took of me sleeping!
Good times. Let this be a lesson to all. Get enough sleep…or else this may happen to you.
Sleep Deprivation. Not a pretty thing, is it?
Victoria Ess says
Oh my gosh that’s so precious/priceless haha!
Oh my goodness! I needed this giggle so badly today!! Your daughter is hilarious! Nice makeover mom!!
Oh my goodness! This is just too much. Your daughter is hilarious. I don’t know how you do it girlie!
Hilarious! Love that she took the selfies too!
I wish I was a sound sleeper! I wake up so easily even with lack of sleep.
Thanks for the chuckle.
La Cuisine d'Hélène says
This is a great post. We lose so much sleep when we have kids 🙂
Helene, it’s so odd! I used to be able to survive on 3 hrs of sleep when I was in university and in my 20s. Now, 3 hrs of sleep and I’m totally useless!
Jennie Yuen says
LOL! I love it!
Jennie, I think we’re in trouble. She’s only five. I’m afraid of what it’ll be like when she’s a teenager! LOL!
PRECIOUS! Really the selfies is the icing on the cake. I know you documented the event here but please tell me you didn’t delete them all. She needs these in her memory book!
Cherry, I didn’t delete ALL of them. I deleted A LOT of them though! They were horrible, horrifying, and really bad angles! Little One was pleased as punch though! *sigh*
Heather, Mmm... is for Mommy says
LMAO! You are a solid sleeper 😛
Haha! Heather, I normally don’t sleep THAT soundly! I was SO exhausted! Nothing could wake me! Not even THAT!
OMG this is hilarious!!! Really. Selfies and all – LOVE it! You have quite a little girl 🙂 LOVE!
MultiTestingMom, pretty funny now that I’ve had a chance to wash my face. She really is a character!
maya fitz says
Bahaha! That’s amazing. We can laugh at it now but I know that in all seriousness, sleep deparvation is the worst!
I’m so exhausted now I can’t imagine how it will be when #3 arrives. There’s a reason why they use sleep depirvation as torture.
Hope your week gets better.
Maya, so true! Forgot about sleep deprivation as a torture tactic. Hmmm…
I was thinking about you the other day and that soon the number of kids will outnumber the number of parents in your home! 😉 So excited for you guys!! xoxoxo
bahahahaha oh this IS the truth of motherhood some days!!
Julie: I was completely out of it…nothing could stir me! Can’t believe she took pics! Had to delete 30 something of them though! They were not flattering at all! LOL!
Jane - Mom Generations says
Seriously laughing so hard!! What a little jokester!!
Jane, the selfie part kills me! What a kid!!
Hahahaha! This is awesome! <3
Mike, glad I could entertain! 😉