I stayed up late talking with an old friend last night. I wouldn’t trade it for the world, but as I woke up this morning a few things crossed my mind…
- There are not enough eye drops in the world to get rid of the sandpaper that invades your eyes with every blink you take after a late night/early morning.
- I took necessary naps when I was little, lazy naps in high school, fun naps in college, crucial naps after my babies were born… naps and I go way back, but they have clearly abandoned me in my hour of middle-aged need.
- My children seem to save their important questions and conversations until I’m tired.
- When I fall into my fresh, clean sheets tonight after the rest of the house is asleep, I have no doubt that I’ll be wide awake for the first time all day.