Sleeping is the enemy

by doodaddy on March 28, 2007

Every good sleeper is alike, but all bad sleepers are bad in their own way.
Paraphrased (badly) from Anna Karenina.

The hot topic these days seems to be sleep. My Buddy with the 2.5-year old is having trouble with her son getting to sleep before 9 or 10 at night, so she’s considering dropping his nap. (The wrong thing to do, according to our favorite book, but I think she’s entered “I’ll try anything” mode.)

Boobaby, on the other hand, has started sleeping until 9:30 or 10 a.m. (If I say this too loudly at the playground, the other mothers throw food at me and hiss.) Sounds great, but unfortunately it’s at the expense of a 1-2 hour wakeful time at around 4 a.m.! The book tells us this is food-related, so we’re going to try an egg before bed.

Finally, our other friend (no pseudonym yet, so I’ll call her son PhilosophoBaby) has pretty much perfect sleep for a 15-month old, 12 hours at night and 2 during the day, but for some reason, the nap happens at 10 o’clock in the morning!

I feel like a new driver, forever fixing minor course corrections by violently swerving to the other side of the road. I suppose that’s not a bad metaphor to pay attention to.

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