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Dreaming of Sleep

By Keith Kloor
May 19, 2011 5:14 PMNov 20, 2019 3:56 AM


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A long, long time ago, when I led a carefree life, I dated a woman who was the single mother of a two-year old girl. I was crazy about both of them (just not crazy enough to stick around). The woman worked an arduous job as an ICU (intensive care unit) nurse. She also had a difficult ex-husband who didn't like me (the feeling was mutual). Anyway, the woman was a terrific, attentive mother, despite all the stresses in her life. But she was always exhausted. I'll never forget what she said one night when we were lying in bed: "I'm so tired, sometimes I dream of sleeping." I never understood that until I had kids of my own. Right now I'm going through a period of severe sleep deprivation. I just learned of this new book that every parent of small children will appreciate.

It's so hilarious and spot-on, I have to share the text. Today will be a day of regeneration for my brain cells. Regularly scheduled blogging will resume tomorrow.

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