Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An Open Letter to Sleep

Dear Sleep,

You are one of the longest-term relationships I've ever had. So when I say that it's really NOT about you, I hope you'll believe me. It's not. You're wonderful just the way you are.

It's...well...I don't know how to say this without hurting you, but I've met someone else...two someones, actually. They are much younger, and they are quite adorable. Oh, and they are requiring more time than I ever could have imagined--so much so that I'm afraid I don't have the time you deserve from me. We both need to face the fact that the relationship we once had just isn't there anymore, and as much as I don't want to call it quits, I'm afraid that it's already happened.

I do hope that you understand, and I want you to know that my deepest desire is that one day we will be able to pick up where we left off.

Until then, I am most longingly yours,

Tracy

P.S. If you need to see the faces of your competition, here they are. Perhaps you'll now understand how they have won my affection so completely.

Tired but HAPPY!

21 comments:

Ellen Enright said...

Ha Ha!!!! I love this post!! And I agree, sleep doesn't hold a candle to your two newest loves.

Jamie Jo said...

That is the best post I've ever read! Welcome to motherhood for the next 18 + years! :)

Lindsey said...

AH!!! Too cute! Loved the post and the ode to sleep! We broke up almost six months ago. Life has never been so deliriously happy!

Laura Ferry-Jimenez said...

I'd drop sleep like a hot potato, too, for these cuties! :)

Shannon Plumb said...

Oh no! Maybe I should not have read this post!:) I am in denial. Surely I will still have a great relationship with sleep in a few months. Right?....Right?

Anonymous said...

Tracy so cute! Your boys are BEAUTIFUL!!
Blessings,
Sarah

Dana Cheryl said...

Those two are definitely worth the sacrifice... Despite that you look beautiful and your sons are gorgeous!!

p.s. I'm praying that you get secret rendezvous with sleep very soon. :)

Brad and Carrie said...

I'm glad you've found a new love in your life. They are adorable and so very worth the sacrifice!

michele said...

What cuties! Yup, sleep is always the first to go (and like many I love my sleep). But man, those boys are worth it! Best to you all! Michele

kcinnova said...

When you arms and your heart is that full, sleep just can't compete.

kcinnova said...

Okay, that should read "When your arms and your heart ARE that full"

I'm going to blame the oops on my own lack of sleep (which you get back after a while, and then middle age hits...)

The Busters said...

Oh my gosh, this made me laugh out loud!!! So true and I love your positive spin. Such a wonderful photo too! Love you!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Very nicely done. Yeah, sleep goes away for awhile after babies (and toddlers) come into the picture. I remember when Maya was about 2ish, Ted had to go somewhere and stay in a hotel for a few days. I was SO jealous. Then I went on a business trip not long after, and I missed being home more than I enjoyed my uninterrupted sleep! Funny how that works.

Sharon said...

Who needs sleep when you can see your dreams come true!

Graham and Emily Murray said...

Hillarious!!! I'm dreading our own break-up soon to come... Loving pics of you boys, they're precious!!!

Debi said...

Thanks for the good laugh! I feel for you. You were taken into parenthood full force and sleep will soon come!

Christine said...

Ah....I LOVE this post. And what a beautiful picture. YOU LOOK GREAT!

Ana L. said...

Adorable! Welcome to the club...It only gets better...that goes for the sleeping as well!!

allison said...

So TRUE! But it's nothing that some Starbucks and a little concealer will hide from the general public! You look adorable, and as Patrick's mother's best friend reminded me when I was trying to power through new baby and old schedules: If Mama is tired and run down, it's no good for ANYONE in the house! Even 10 or 15 minute power naps do a world of wonder. If that means throw everyone in the bed WITH you, so be it!! You look great, and the babies are beautiful!!!!

Kelli Ugarte said...

Oh Tracy, they are so worth it. On the other side, you should get it back so quickly with good training. They have so much adjusting to do, but after they do, and with good training, you will get the sleep you so sorely miss! After I finally settled in this house, Alexandra being 4 months, finally let me start sleeping again. She just needed routine and it all fell into place with a little encouragement. With two kids, I can say I do get 8 hours sleep every night with 4 hours all to myself to do what I want. It will come!! Bless your heart!

Wildflowers said...

hi- i just came across your blog thru another Eth blog. we too are adopting from Ethiopia.

omgosh- they are adorable. 'tied but happy' is a great attitude. congratulations !!!

stop by sometime and visit our adoption blog.

peace.