Lack of sleep does weird things to a person.
Lack of judgment.
A strange buzzing sensation.
Bone wearying exhaustion.
And yet there's a baby who still needs you.
A baby who doesn't want to sleep.
If you are a parent, you will probably remember the exhaustion of those first weeks with a newborn.
Perhaps those memories were the inspiration for the author Adam Mansbach when he wrote the book Go the F*@k To Sleep. Although I'm not a fan of the F word, when I saw this book recently in a book review, I had to chuckle. This is a hilarious book for new parents, who would probably actually NOT want to read it to their child.
The new parents have asked me how to deal with this sleeplessness.
I told them to take one hour at a time. Then, take one day at a time. Things will get into a schedule, eventually.
Ah, the life of new parents.