Because some people - like me - don't sleep....ever.
I was asked today if I would be able to get a nap....and I laughed. I used to wonder why the people my age - or older - who didn't have kids always looked soooo good. And together.
Obviously, I forgot what having a newborn feels like.
Which is amazing, considering how back-to back-to back-to back our four beans have been. I mean, really. Who in their right mind has four children in five years????!!! I guess it is obvious I am not in my right mind....but I wouldn't change it!
This morning as I was trying to pry my eyelids up to check the clock and figure out how much sleep I got....I realized exactly why people without kids look so doggone great.
I managed two two-hour stretches of sleep last night. Anyone not dealing with a newborn - or being tortured - get less than that?!
They are rested. Yes. Those people without kids waking them throughout the night just look better purely because they are rested. It is really quite unfair. They don't need makeup to cover the industrial-size-bags under their eyes....but they have the time to put it on.
I went from pajamas to out-the-door this morning in 5 minutes flat. I had been up for 3 1/2 hours. But I only had 5 minutes to shower and dress. My Cubs hat always comes in handy on days like today.
Don't get me wrong. I knew sleep deprivation was just part of the joy of a new baby. I just forgot how you feel like you've been hit by a truck when you keep being awakened just as you are on the edge of sleep. On the up side - I was able to sing a little Happy-one-month-Birthday song to Boy Bean as the clock struck midnight.
I've just been tired since 2005.
I know I'll sleep through the night again....which is why I am looking forward to 2014.