I’m at the beach, enjoying the last bits of summer with my family. But don’t fret! I’ve asked one of my favorite bloggy friends, Story, to spend some time on the blog today.
Story is a teacher-turned-SAHM to an almost 1-year-old little girl. I’ve come to know Story well in the blogosphere and can relate to her on many levels, including (unfortunately) our struggles with sleep.
Without further ado, here’s Story’s letter to Sleep, which I could have written myself it is so true!
We used to be such good friends. I might even say I loved you, and you were always always there for me.
But for the past year, we haven’t been getting along so well. Mostly, it’s how you’ve been treating my daughter. Why can’t the two of you get along? You have all these rules about when and where and how. Who could keep up? Especially not my precious Baby Girl.
And don’t even tell me it’s her fault because you know I’m going to take her side.
So, that’s why we haven’t seen each other much for the past 11 months. I would have loved to hang out with both of you, but push come to shove, I have to pick her.
Okay, and if I’m being perfectly honest here, there have been days I have picked Twitter over you. Okay, and sometimes even Conan.
But I’m ready to make amends. I’ve explained your demands to Baby Girl, and she may be starting to get it. And if you promise to be nice to us, I’ll promise to make our friendship a priority again. I’ll even cut back on the caffeine if you want me to. So, I mean, wow. You know I’m serious.
So please, dear Sleep, come back and visit us. Stay for as long as you want. You are always, always welcome here.