Monday, September 11, 2006

Eyes Wide Shut

I believe I have mastered the art of sleeping with my eyes open. The last week has been quite a tiring and patience-trying week. We had a sort of "paintapalooza" happening around here. Finally getting Munchkin a room that is "girly" instead of the blue, painted over boarder style she has been living in for the last 3 months. The painters were here all week arriving at 7:30 and not leaving until 6:00 or 6:30.... Because this "palooza" was happening in the upstairs, Munchkin and I were forced to spend lots of "quality time" in the downstairs, meaning she was napping and spending the nights in her pack-n-play in our room, leaving me to be sleep deprived and very behind on the laundry. I can't get in my room to get the laundry for fear of waking up a "don't make a sound, it took me an hour to get her to sleep" baby. Not wanting to look like a lazy, bon-bon eating, soap watching, stay at home mom, I felt the need to "look" busy to the painters.... why do I really care? No offense, but they don't speak english and were probably talking about me behind my back anyway. So, after the first couple of days where I cleaned the windows, dusted the blinds (every slat), dusted the furniture, cleaned the baseboards, vacuumed, and cleaned the kitchen 3 times, I finally decided to sit, and then it happened, a little while later I woke up to find that about 15 minutes had passed and I felt like I had a power nap, only I never closed my eyes. I was still aware of the painters going up and down the stairs, I was still telling Munchkin, "don't put that in your mouth", "don't climb on that", "No, No"... and to anyone looking in, I probably looked like I was staring off in a daze. Now don't get me wrong, nothing beats lying down and giving into the fight of not being able to hold your eyes open anymore kind of nap, but I highly recommend you give this a try. It just might get you through another day!

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