Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sometimes you just need to act like a baby.

I read a really great idea recently... that was in advice to new mothers. Act like a baby! When the baby sleeps, sleep. When the baby cries, you cry too. Whatever you need to do.

I have been thinking of this all week... and I think we need to act like babies sometimes. Whether or not we are new mothers. Sometimes we just need to sleep. Sometimes we need to cry. And sometimes we just need to sit and snuggle with someone.

I practiced what I preached, and slept for 14 hours last night. I cannot remember feeling rested in years. Eric claims I have slept through the night at some point in the last 12 years, but since he can't remember specific instances, I don't believe him.

I feel much better for the sleep. I just wanted to let some of you know... when you need to sleep, go ahead. If you need to cry, do it. You'll feel better.

And for those who have all littles and just cannot take a nap whenever you want to... I remember those days. You won't be there forever. Get them all in bed at the same time if possible and take a nap then. See if your husband will take over putting them in bed, and go to bed early. Get a little extra when you can. I promise you'll survive this!

Head over to Ship Full o' Pirates to read more tips!

I have also put this up for my Works For Me Wednesday - so head over to We are THAT Family to check out other ideas!


  1. Be really, really, really scary in the mornings so the kids will not come out of their room until you give them permission when you have 4 under 5 and it will give you the chance for a sleep in every now and then (as much as you can sleep with them bouncing off the walls in their room!) - works for me anyway!

  2. Thank you for reminding me I'm normal. I remember taking those naps with mine when they were little. It helped greatly. Have a Blessed afternoon, Rebecca

  3. Looking back, I really do not know how I survived the lack of sleep when I had a 4 year old, 2 year old twins & a newborn. But i did (& so did they)... "it came to pass"

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