In honor of this whole February month-of-love replete with Hallmark-hearts and milk chocolately goodness, I’ve got this for ya! A love letter to Sleep 😉
I’m just going to put it all out there: I love you! I miss you! But, I’m a parent now. I’m sorry I didn’t give you much warning about that major change in my life. Selfishly, I thought you and I would just figure it out – like we always have. But I realize now how much we’ve grown apart and it’s literally tearing me up inside.
Remember back in college when we used to have a short night together? Then we’d meet back up in the afternoon? Those were the days!
I know I’m being forward when I say this, but I so badly want to be with you for at least 7 hours at night. On the regular. Any less than that and I feel deprived of your love. My body literally aches for you.
Remember when we used to double date with Healthy Food and Exercise? Do you still hang out with them? What am I saying? Of course you do! You guys were always so close!
You always brought out the best in me. I realized that the other day when I snapped over the littlest thing. Back when you and I were tight, I was so much more rational! I always felt like I had my finger on the pulse of everything. There was a time where I could walk out of the house and not forget a single thing, but those days seem like a distant memory now.
Your visits every 2 hours at night are too short – such a tease! Every time I want to be with you I’ve got a toddler staring at me, breathing over me, whispering, “Mommy? My toe is itchy.” Or a baby is awake and crying. I leave you so that I can commit to a 45-minute middle-of-the-night arm workout that entails holding and rocking a 15-pound brick. That wiggles. And squirms. And did I mention cries?
You’ve always been there for me. Am I being selfish wanting you now more than ever before? Would you even consider taking me back and being with me for 7 – 9 hours in a row? Do we have a future together? Because life without you, sleep, is simply no life at all!
Love, your deprived companion
Written by: Morgan Griffith, Sleep Pea