Eight hours Sleep!! Call it a distant dream or Ins’MOM’nia, it sounds the same for a sleep deprived mom.
Sleep is a tool for us to repair, to heal and to give our mind and body some rest. Trust me I crave for a sound sleep of at least 6-8 hours in a day. Hustling and juggling in between my work, my baby, my husband, and my blog, sometimes I feel 24 hours are way too insufficient for a day. And it reminds me of my Mayka, my childhood days, teenage days, koi fikar thi na koi bahana, mutthi me tha jaise zamana..
When I was a teenager, like many of you, I loved to sleep, I use to wake up by 8:00 am or 9:00 am in the morning and my mom was always after me asking those rhetorical questions, “what will you do in sasural? How will you manage if you wake up so late even after your marriage?”
I used to hug her and tell her, “Maa sone de yar, vaha jakar to kaam hi karna hai. I won’t get a chance to sleep this late in my in-law’s house so let me have some sound sleep in my house.”
I only realized the importance of sleep, when I got married. My husband is a late night creature, a nocturnal. He loves to watch movies and would always make me sit next to him to accompany him and the very next day I had to get up early before my mother-in-law, to make mine and my husband’s lunch. I used to sleep late and get up horrifying thinking and hoping I am not late, and just after a few years, Volla!! I was blessed with a baby girl and trust me I roam around with a sleepy cheesy potato face for the last five years.
We all have been through it and some are still going through it. My daughter is five years old now and at times I literally beg her to let me sleep for at least half an hour in the day time. I try to make her sleep but she is so anti-sleep kid and no deal works with her. I have to wait till night and just when I try to grab her, grasp her, tell stories, sing songs, play some before sleep games on the bed, she finally call it a day and sleeps peacefully and I too hug her and try to get some sleep. Just then, remember my Late night creature? Ting tong!! He comes and asks me… “chalna kuch dekhte hai, I will make you coffee and we will have some wonderful time”, now ladies tell me which wife on this planet could decline such a sweet offer. I give-in and accompany him. Now with the Amazon Prime and Netflix, we all have got varied options to watch. One after another binge watching of sitcoms and movies and yes I am not complaining. Although I have that sleepy face and sound sleep dream in mind, I still survive, still, dream and continue to miss my sleepy days.
Every Sunday, I tell my husband that today I am not going to do anything after lunch and I will be sleeping for at least three hours, only for him to discover me writing my next blog post, seeing that my husband and my daughter have a good laugh and it leaves me smiling at myself. In between all this, I do get some few hours of sleep which keeps me going and a lot of love and happiness around which automatically heals me and makes my day.
What’s your sleepy story?
Much love and gratitude
P.S: This blog post of mine was featured at momspresso 🙂 https://www.momspresso.com/parenting/virtual-siyahi/article/eight-hours-sleep-a-distant-dream?lang=0