Who coined the phrase ‘sleeps like a baby’?
I would like that person to step forward and explain this statement to me.
Were they a parent of a baby?
I bet they were not.
I mean, I don’t know too many babies that sleep the way it’s implied in that statement. Certainly not my babies. Most certainly not my second baby.
You know who sleeps like babies should?
Especially boy teenagers. I have a boy teenager…
I don’t know about girl teenagers, but my tween girl will get there soon enough and then I’ll be able to let you know if there’s a difference.
Sleep is a huge topic for me. I don’t know if I’m catching up from all the years of interrupted sleep but nowadays, I must get a solid eight hours. Even if it’s not comatose-type sleep, I need the rest. For my body and my mental state.
I’m pretty much useless after 9 pm on a weekday. Don’t ask me to supervise or help with homework then because I will have a rage attack. Especially if there was time wasted earlier doing who knows what. At 9 pm I want to settle down, watch TV, read. Not do active, thought-provoking activities like explain fractions or help conjugate French verbs.
I must be getting old.
I love sleep. But I’m also a morning person. Even if I had a crappy sleep, most probably due to hormonal issues, anxiety or worries – warranted or imagined – I still aim to get up prior to the family.
Let me make, and enjoy, my first coffee, check my calendar, write or update my lists by myself. Then, by all means, get up and join me.
The kids? Well they’re kinda grumpy in the morning. The tween girl manages fine after a quick snuggle, but the boy prefers to sleepwalk through his morning routine.
To each his own, I guess. He’s lucky I’m a morning person and prepare his breakfast for him; if I was not I can’t imagine what he’d be like without a balanced meal in his belly.
So who sleeps like a baby? Not my family.