September 14, 2004

Sometimes the Fates are Cruel

Why is it that the one night I don't go to bed until after 11, I wake up at 3 and can't fall back to sleep until 6, but I have to get up by 7 to make sure The Boy gets to preschool and I get to my doctor's appointment? And why is it that, when all morning I think longingly of the nap I'll get when The Girl falls asleep, she falls asleep in the car and wakes up when I try to transfer her to her bed -- not to nap any more for that day.

Unfair! Unfair!


These, dear one, are known as the Mama Fates. Sometimes it seems that they come around more often than the Mama Graces or the Mama Muses (whom I particularly liked), but that is an illusion. It does not persist beyond six or seven uninterrupted hours of sleep.

Posted by: Patricia at September 15, 2004 04:30 PM