Wednesday, July 4, 2007

20 hours of sleep...

I don't think I have EVER had as much sleep since Lola was born as I have had in the past four days!

My in-laws graciously offered to take the kidlets for a couple of days because I am without childcare for the next two weeks and I am swamped with mag start-up stuff. I have had naps, I have slept through the night and NOT awaken to yells for a "baba". I have slept in until 7 a.m. which is quite a feat for me, seeing as I'm usually awake by 4 a.m.

Ron and I have EATEN together without the whines of "LET'S PLAY!" or "Baba".

We even went on a date night last night to see the incomparable Tony Bennett. What a show! He was beautiful and romantic and amazing! Ron and I held hands during the show but at about 9 p.m. I found myself yawning. Not from boredom but because I was STILL sleepy! Can you imagine how lame that is? To have an 82-year-old legend groovin' on stage, not even stopping to have a drink of water, and there I am - 32-year-old mom of two - yawning at 9 p.m. After the show, we came home, I promptly grabbed my nighttime ritual bottle of water and fell asleep.

As much as I enjoyed the silence of the nighttime and the uninterrupted meals, I miss my kids more!

I will gladly give up sleep again just to hear "baba" in the middle of the night or "MOM! I have to PEE!"

My kids are awesome! So, I'm going to get them and we're taking the day off to play. I don't care if I'm exhausted at the end of it... I can sleep when the kids are in college!