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Mommy Needs A Curfew

I feel you, buddy.

I used to have a “mommy curfew.” I would be in bed by 10pm the latest! However, lately I’ve been staying up later. I guess it’s just taking longer to unwind at the end of the day. I CANNOT go to bed without my unwind time. It’s absolutely necessary to have at least an hour of down time…which usually doesn’t start till 9pm. I need this time. I just seem to be taking more and more of it and then suffering in the morning.

I’m getting tired and run down and I know it’s a lack of sleep. I need to instill my curfew again. I started the week off right and went to bed at 9:30. That was a product of pure exhaustion from our busy weekend. October has been a crazy month thus far. Three days of vehicle fire school, up at 5am, birthday parties, soccer, croup, and fall activities. I’m severely exhausted…and I’m supposed to run a 5K this weekend. Oye! I can’t even think about running right now.

It’s time to start drinking my Mona-Vie again. My energy level was so much better then. And I must, MUST, instill my curfew. Momma needs rest (I also need little young ones to all sleep through the night). I’m missing the days of the pool where they were completely tuckered out and slept all night.

I just realized I put the ice cream in the refrigerator instead of the freezer…chocolate soup anyone?

I need a nap!

8 thoughts on “Mommy Needs A Curfew

  1. Oh I feel you! I just have not been going to bed. What used to be a 10pm bedtime has turned into 11 and last night I must have lost my mind because I stayed up doing nothing until 1am. I am hurting to say the least.

    Is there something in the air? What’s going on and more importantly when will it stop????

  2. Good grief we are all jacked up. I was just whining to my best friend last night about the fact that I haven’t been able to sleep at night. My brain won’t shut off! Even with my customary …ehg heghm…glass (or two) of wine. I may need to step up my exercise routine or something.

  3. I hear you! I have been staying up way too late too. On Thursday I was so exhausted and was getting ready for bed at 10:30pm (eek), and then while brushing my teeth I realized I needed to bring in 2 dozen cookies for my son’s fall festival the next morning. I lost it!!!! Needless to say, I went to bed A LOT later. UGH.

  4. I feel your pain! I left my travel coffee mug (ready to go) on the kitchen counter last week, made it all the way to work and then looked for it in my classroom for about 10 minutes. Finally, I realized I left it at home. I need some Zzzzs. Stat!

  5. Oh me oh my! You really do need your sleep. It’s hopeless for me. I’ve given up on getting deep uninterrupted sleep. It’s like popcorn in my house at night. Someone is always “popping up” with a need. The glory of motherhood I suppose.

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