F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “In the deep dark night of the soul it is always four o’clock in the morning.”
Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 wrote, “It’s 3 a.m. I must be lonely.” That’s not where he was going with it but as a rough sleeper it’s exactly where I went.
I’ve found a cure for my own sleep issues – Momhood!
That’s right – being a mom cured me of insomnia. How does that work?
Here’s the formula:
Babies: get up every few hours to eat – or every hour.
Toddlers: still changing diapers and dealing with crappy nappers and crappy sleepers (I wonder……where did he get that from?).
NICU/Spectrum kid: BINGO he doesn’t sleep for more than a few hours or have a biological clock but when he does sleep (in the grocery cart, on the floor, in the car) it doesn’t matter if it’s loud and he likes the lights on.
So at 3 a.m.? At 4 a.m.? I’m not lonely!
I have a purpose and I have an excuse.
Take that F.Scott Fitzgerald and Rob Thomas.