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Dear Lily,

You must stay in bed. You have been up six times since I put you to bed 20 minutes ago, and you must stay in bed. 

Your daddy is out of town. For the third–no, fourth–night this week. And every single night this week, without exception, a dog, a child, or 100 mile an hour winds, or all of the above, has woken me up more than once. And on two days this week, a school has woken me up at 5:30 am to announce that there was…no school. And I have to be up tomorrow at 6:45 in order to get you ready for hockey, and I have nothing…that would be NOTHING left to give.

So please do not get up again. I am sorry that I cannot open my heart, and invite you to curl up in Mommy’s bed, or sing you an extra song, or something like that, since I can see you are having trouble sleeping, but I cannot.  It is all I can do, to be honest, not to kill you, and I think I deserve credit for that. But if you get up again I do not feel I can be responsible for my actions.


5 Responses to “Dear Lily,”

  1. Cindy says:

    ok, this totally made me laugh… I feel your pain. try not to kill anyone 😉

  2. Misty says:

    Oh I am crying here–that is too funny. For her sake, I hope she is sleeping now. Hang in there!

  3. Lisen says:

    Ahhh…sleep deprivation. It was Larky who was up all night on that super windy night here. She didn’t get any sympathy either.

    Hope you all made it through the night alive! 🙂

  4. Kelly Morant says:

    It’s times like this when I think … aaah no children yet.. maybe not such a bad thing!!

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