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I know, there is no one to disturb me during the night. But, still, I can't sleep.
What is this 8 hours of sleep everyone is talking about?
Everyone talks about it, the yoga instructor, my doctor, my mom, my friends, everyone around me talks about how I should get 8 hours of sleep.
How can you sleep for 8 hours after your kids grow up? Yes, you have read it right.
I know, there is no one to disturb me during the night. I have all the space I need on the bed. I don’t need to worry that a leg or a hand might fall on my nose with a thud. But, still, I can’t sleep.
I miss everything that did not allow me to sleep for 8 hours.
I quote a poem by Nanci Griffith:
‘Where are you going my little one, little one
Where are you going my baby my own
Turn around and you’re two
Turn around and you’re four
Turn around and you’re a young girl
Going out of the door’
Although I don’t have a girl, the feeling is the same. My boys have grown up too fast. Actually, this is a paradox of parenting. It moves both in slow motion and super speed.
I accept their changes as I must, but sometimes I wish they didn’t grow up so fast.
‘They grow up so fast’ is a phrase every mom says. When they were babies we feel even one meal takes an eternity and a sleepless night feels like a lifetime. But I wish I could hold my kids a little longer. I wish I could read bedtime stories and give them a tight hug when they thought that the monster in the stories would come alive.
So ladies who have small babies, please cuddle and sleep, because this won’t last long. They will not be babies for long.
So, trust me when I say that I don’t understand what is this 8 hours of sleep everyone is talking about.
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