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Sleepless snarking…

I cannot get over how horrible I become without sleep. Really, really, really horrible. Snapping at poor Small Z to BE QUIET while I try and get Small DB to sleep *groan* and the same again when she spilt her milk. Today began so badly that by about 9am I sat Small Z in front of Sesame Street on iView and went back to bed to try and get myself together.

It’s terrible. Fatigue seems to magnify every tiny thing into world-shaking proportions. I felt better once I’d tried to restart the day again. But when M got home at 4pm I returned to witch-woman. My tolerance level was zero. It wasn’t until I lay down with Small Z as she went to sleep that I realised. I couldn’t go to sleep because I was hungry. Hadn’t eaten since 11am. *sigh* I’m going to bed tonight at 8pm – I’ve been doing some self sabotage and not getting there until 10pm the last few nights. And now it’s bitten me back…


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  1. I am the same when I’ve not had any sleep, it’s like it magnifies every little thing until the hair on my head is standing up and I’m screeching like a banshee. Not a great look and an even worse feeling.

    Hope you got some sleep.

  2. Rae

    oh I so totally sympathise. When the twins were babes, I would go to bed at 8 (fighting all the way), nap, then T would wake me at 10 for their next feed. I would wake growly and grumbly, but at least I’d had a little sleep in the meantime, so did a little better than without it. Sometimes you just have to say ‘world, my house is falling apart, kids are going insane and I just don’t care’ and go rest. it really is the better thing to do. Screw that guilty feeling.
    PS twins are now 3, almost 3.5, and I never would have thought we’d have gotten here way back when, but we have, and you will too! 🙂

  3. I always tried to have a nap with the kids in the afternoon. I remember one morning when my son came into the bedroom all bright and happy waking me out of a sound sleep and I snarled something horrible at him. My husband went “Way to go mommy, nice way to say Happy Birthday to him” so don’t feel like you’re alone many have “been there done that”.

  4. beth

    Ah 🙂 it’s always good to know that other people become total gargoyles without rest (and have survived!). It seems to be a bit cumulative too – Small D slept for SEVEN hours two nights ago and I still felt utterly hammered… Today is better though.
    And the weather is gorgeous, which helps!

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