Wanted: sleep

I don’t mind waking up early. I really don’t. However, when I have to do so, I usually go to bed earlier, just to cover my sleep. Unfortunately, my son has no indicator that tells me how long he will sleep the next night. Sometimes he sleeps until seven in the morning. That’s wonderful. I need eight hours of sleep, so I go to bed around eleven. This works great if he sleeps. He does, sometimes. He might wake up half an hour early and that’s perfectly fine. What I cannot stand, however, are the mornings, like today’s, where he wakes up before five, and keeps calling ‘wake up, wake up’ (we sleep in the same room). It was over, and there was nothing we could do about it. So, here we are sitting with our sleepyheads. On a blanket on the floor, surrounded by Duplo. I want to go to bed.

Being a parent is the best thing, but god, it can be exhausting sometimes.

Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

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