Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I wish I had insomnia

I do. I wish I had insomnia.

Oh there's some insomniac out there shaking his/her fist at the monitor and thinking I'm an idiot for even thinking this...

BUT.

Think about how much reading I could get done. These days, it seems like the only reading I can manage to accomplish is in the bath tub. And by the time the tub is full and I shut the water off, sometimes I can hear my daughter crying and hungry. So out comes the plug and out I climb. Luckily it's a deep tub that takes ten minutes to fill... so I get a ten minute read in!

The only thing that guarantees me a few minutes of reading is when I'm pumping milk... ten minutes of being hooked up to the pump, stuck in one spot.

I have books piled up, ready to be read. On the top of the list are some behaviour books to help my son adjust to life as a kindergartener. Who knew THAT would be so hard?

5 comments:

Word Imp said...

Being a writing mother is so hard, isn't it? I would love to find time to read. I have so many things I want to read about being a mother but the years go by and I just have to learn by doing because there seems to be no time for reading! Specially now I have a blog! I wish you all the best success as a writer and a mother.

AGK said...

I secretly wish my husband still had the job where we got up at 3 a.m. It took some getting used to, but I loved that time of the day, so quiet, so few distractions...

Shelley said...

I know where you're coming from, but insomnia probably wouldn't help. For me not being able to sleep isn't just about not sleeping - it's about thinking of 1000 different things all at the same time and not having the mental energy to focus on any single one of them. Including reading a book.

Serenity Now! said...

Oh, yes, that would suck.

Tracy Lyn Moland said...

I have to jump in here - I am also a writing mother - who can't find a happy medium between sleeping too much or not enough... I either find myself needing to go to bed at 8:00 (and my husband saying.... are you ok? What is going on?) or laying awake at 3 ish (always around then) with a million things on my mind. Desparately wanting to sleep but it just doesn't happen. Some thoughts are pretty serious (both my parents are very dealing with serious diseases - and my 1/2 brother as well) or just minor - like the darn dishwasher....