The baby is crying again.
He just won’t sleep. We are tired and getting cranky ourselves. Dreaming of hitting the sheets and our comfy down pillow. Isn’t that funny? We are dreaming of dreaming. These tired eyes are getting darker circles by the minute, while the babies cries are getting louder. I have been rocking the baby for almost two hours, and each time I set him down his eyes burst open and the tears stream down his face. Back to square one.
And then you come up and ask, “Why is he crying? Why won’t he sleep?”
Please don’t! Asking this does not help, in fact it makes things worse. If I knew what was wrong, I would fix it. This comment can fill my insides with steam, as I am already frazzled and tired.
Please just keep this silly comment to yourself. Leave me to the cries, or you take the reigns. But please don’t ask me why the baby is crying. We are both so tired, but neither of us will be sleeping like this.
I take the baby back to our bed, I can feel your eyes rolling from across the room. I’m tired, he’s tired. We need sleep.
You ask, “will he be in our bed until college?”
Not helping dad.
I, too, dream of days of uninterrupted sleep without a baby’s foot in my ribs and a pillow to myself. In fact, it all seems like a distant memory that I barely remember. So please don’t tell me you are tired in the morning, I am tired too. I don’t think I’ve hit a full REM cycle since the baby was born. So for now, I am off to bed, with baby in tow. So please don’t ask me when the baby will sleep on his own. In his crib. All night.
Right now I just choose sleep. Any tiny glimpse of it. I will do whatever allows me to lay my head on a pillow with my eyes closed tight.
We love you. But please don’t say those words.
Maybe I am just cranky and maybe I just need some sleep. But those are two comments that are enough to drive this mommy mad. We get enough backhanded comments from outsiders. Let’s keep these two comments out of the house. We will all be a lot happier. If you want to help, grab the baby and let me take a nap. Or make us another pot of coffee. Even better, Mothers Day is coming up… I envision a nice spa day. We know you don’t mean it, you may not even know that it frustrates us. Like I said, I might just be tried and cranky.
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