Are you particular about your bedtime routine?
Personally, I cannot sleep without the following:
- A couple rounds of Sunrise Salutation
- A potty break
- A big glass of water (which I drink throughout the night in varying stages of consciousness)
- A generous application of Chapstick
- Baby Girl
If Baby Girl is not in her designated spot betwixt mine and Mr. Smith’s shoulders, I toss and turn and fret.
Why? Because if Baby Girl is not there, chances are she is in some sort of trouble. One time, she was locked in the upper room. Another time, she snuck outside and I found her at 2am shivering behind the front tire of my car.
Nope. I can’t sleep without my Baby Girl. And yet in the same breath, I can barely sleep with her.
Why? Because Baby Girl is an absolute pill throughout the night!
If she’s bored, she’ll step on my hair right at the base of the scalp where she knows it hurts the most:
When she finally does settle down, she oozes onto my side and kicks me with her big ol’ feet:
And who could forget 1, 3 and 5 am when she must take a loud, slobbery, smacky bath? (After which she proceeds to lick my eyelids.)
Yes, Baby Girl is an absolute pill…
…and yet I cannot sleep without her.
So I guess you could say she’s my Sleeping Pill. But just look at this sweet little face:
And just look at this sweet little muzzle:
With cute, furry pieces like these, how can I resist? Do whatever you want, cat. Steal my pillow, lay on my arm, step on my hair, lick my eyelids. I give in.
Come morning, I’m drowsy and have a crick in my neck, but my Sleeping Pill is oblivious.
When Mr. Smith and I had a full-size bed, the side-effects of the Sleeping Pill were much worse. With a queen-size bed, they are much more manageable, but I wonder if the effects would subside altogether with a king-size bed….
In the meantime, our little family will gather tonight in our cozy bed for yet another slumber party with our Sleeping Pill.