Monday, May 16, 2016

Where The Wicked Become Rested and Are Crowned Kings

It never fails, my kids wake up at the same time every day. There's no sleeping in for them. They are morning people probably because they go to bed at a decent hour unlike my wife and I who get sucked into binge watching Netflix into the wee hours of the morning. They seem unfazed by the bleary looks on our faces as I try to brew our coffee without adding the grounds. Even daylight savings time doesn't seem to throw them off. Fall back or spring forward, it makes no difference to them.

There's no rest for the wicked they say. Well if "the wicked" means tired parent, I'm right there. On normal days I'm up at 6:45 a.m. every day making sure my son gets on the bus, getting my daughters ready for school, and then working around the house to ensure that things are straightened, pillows are fluffed, and everyone has clean underwear.

My first order of business is the dishes in the sink. I can't function unless it's free and clear like a clean slate to start the day. I need to make sure no one has to eat cereal out of the salad bowl with a gigantic serving spoon like I did in college. Being a parent is hard work and it all started with the children robbing us of our sleep and somewhere along the way, our restful ways. Remember when you would just lounge around the house doing nothing? Me neither.  

As a new parent, you don't really realize until you are in the weeds what it means to be sleep deprived. My worst bought of sleep deprivation came with our first child and then we had two more! Each time we had a kid, those hours just disappeared. We will never get them back but I try to get my rest in where I can. A body with no energy is not good for business no matter what your job is. To keep up with my kids I have to be well rested, that's why I am the #KingofRest. 

My wife's creepy obsession. Pictures of me sleeping.

My youngest daughter hasn't napped since she was eighteen months old. She always wanted to stay awake to see what her older siblings were doing. Even now, she only occasionally falls asleep in the car but it only happens when I have somewhere important I am supposed to be with her. She however, still finds openings for times in which daddy is at rest. I make a pretty darn good body pillow.  

When you're a busy parent on the go like me, you learn to adapt. You find ways to make sure you get your beauty rest and you take your rest where you can get it. That may mean taking a nap with your pets in the middle of the day, sleeping under your desk George Costanza style at work, or nodding off during your boss's presentation on TPS reports. When you are trying to get a little rest, it can happen in the weirdest of places. Sometimes, even the lull of the elevator Muzak can just get to you. 

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Sounds good doesn't it? Imagine all the things you can get done with a well rested body. Instead of falling asleep on the rug, we can play with our kids longer.  We will be more productive at work and alert for when our boss offers us a raise for being on top of everything. And think of all the ways we use our beds beyond just sleeping. We fold our laundry on it, read to our kids on it, and we watch TV together as a family on it. Our beds are a place when the wicked become rested.  A mattress is just the the beginning of those dreams coming true.

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1 comment:

  1. I fell asleep while eating dinner at the kitchen table. Location isn't too weird but circumstances are.