Friday, June 12, 2015

Hello there, friend,

Sleep has been elusive at my house this week. My almost three year-old son has had trouble sleeping and, now that he's in a big-boy bed, staying in his room. He has been up late, waking in the middle of the night, and getting out of bed far too early. So we are all exhausted. I have been short and impatient, my son cries over everything, and everyone is suffering.

Just this week I was reading about the importance of sleep, that getting a good night's sleep fuels creativity and actually helps you accomplish more. That's not surprising. What is surprising is how elusive sleep can be and how little I feel like I can control it.

So today I will have to work extra hard to be extra gentle to everyone, including myself. Good enough will have to be good enough, even if that means the bare minimum. And surely there are lots of hugs and tears ahead today. And maybe even a long nap.