… says me, all parents ever and over 1/3 of Americans.
FACT: If you’re a parent of young children you’re not getting enough sleep.
The good news is, you’re not alone. Over one third of America is right there with you on the struggle bus that is exhaustion. According to the CDC in an article on NBC News we’re not getting enough sleep as a nation. Cold comfort, I know.
We’ve not been getting much sleep in our house, and by ‘we’ I really mean ‘me’. My husband has learned better than to tell me he’s tired (or ‘exhausted’… he sometimes has a flair for the dramatic). Because no matter how tired he is… I am always more tired. This may or may not be true on any given day but for the most part it’s always true all the time. Especially with a toddler that is having night waking issues and a new-ish baby at home. No full night of sleep has been had in a very, very, very long time.
I cannot tell you how genuinely devastated we were to learn that President’s Day, our shared day off, that daycare was closed. We were looking so forward to dropping our kids off and then returning home to SLEEP!
Thankfully there’s a Starbucks on the first floor of my office building, which means I don’t even have to brave the harsh winter elements to get an extra jolt of caffeine to get me through the day.
Thank God for Coffee.