Sep 20, 2010 1

The Sleep Situation

When Amir sleeps, we sleep too. That is, when we force ourselves to ignore the dishes, the vacuum cleaner and the errands.

I know seasoned parents advise new parents to “sleep when the baby sleeps” but this is harder than you might imagine. There’s nothing like a infant to put into perspective that adult responsibilities never end.  So when we anticipate a 40-minute window that Amir will nap, we try to pick up around the house.

But there are days when we feel so run down that sleep is the only option — to hell with adult responsibilities.

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