Lack of Sleep – The funnier side of things.

One of the things about parenting which will forever get to me, is the great lack of sleep that can occur, over the last month, Robin has been waking up throughout the night almost every night, its usually been around 1 am or just before my alarm went off at around 6 am .. my alarm goes off at 6:30..

BUT.. for the past week or so, shes been refusing to sleep at night almost completely, at least without sleeping on top of my chest and thus keeping me awake.. but its lead to not only me being very exhausted and grumpy.. I have made so many mistakes here and there, from something tiny like putting my knickers the wrong way around to completely forgetting food in the oven.

While exhaustion isn’t fun, the stupid stories I now have of me putting a kettle into the fridge or forgetting to put a ham in the oven for two hours which I feel like I need to add was a rather big disappointment will be fun to share in years to come.. or use as ammo when my children bring home any future partners and I can do the typical embarrassing parent and share tales of their childhood..

The wonderful thing about this time of life is that all mums and dads deal with the same sort of sleep issues, because no children sleeps at night completely.. and we all have some wonderful tales of when during the haze of tiredness we did something utterly stupid.

Emma from The Money Whisperer says ‘Refer to myself by my maiden name – it’s like my brain’s default setting when I am exhausted. We’ve been married over 7 years.’

Pete from Household Money Saving says ‘Spent 10 minutes searching for my car after a night shift. Then remembered I had got the train to work because my wife needed the car’

Victoria from Healthy Vix says ‘I once poured juice on everyones cereal and milk into my glass! Oops’

Lianne from Ankle Biters Adventures says ‘Taken my little ones to nursery in the morning when they were in fact on afternoons’ (Ive done this more times than I can count!!!)

Laura from Five Little Doves says ‘I once came out of the supermarket, realised I hadn’t locked my car, got in to see somebody had stolen 2 of my 3 car seats, lifted the boot to see they had also switched my pram for an old one….and only then realised that it wasn’t my car at all….or even the same colour’

Amy from A Mum Full of Dreams says I left the bath running… turned it on to pour a little bit of water so I could soak some clothes I stained. Two hours later I went out to use the loo and there was a wave of water running underneath the door  Whoops! (I’ve done that too!)

Kate from Confessions of a New Mum says  ‘I tried to return some clothes in Mothercare, spent ages at the counter with the staff trying to find them on the system… only to realise the clothes weren’t from there but from Boots instead. Later the same day, we went for lunch and my 2 month old did a massive explosive nappy. She went through literally everything and I’d managed to forget the spare babygrow. This was in the middle of October, we had to rush down to the nearest shop with her in her nappy and wrapped up in a thin blanket and my cardigan. I was mortified at the looks I got as I dressed her in the shop (I wasn’t taking her back out in the cold without clothes!)’

Jodie from Maiden Head Mum says ‘I run out of vocabulary. I start a sentence and then trail off as I can’t remember the actual words for everyday things. When my little one was a baby, any attempt at conversation with actual words after about 8.30pm was impossible: total vocabulary fail!’

So as you can see, its not just me who is a complete scatter brain when in a sleep haze!.. I hope all these silly stories have made you chuckle a bit, because lets face it… its the only way us parents cope most days.

Until next time

Me, Being Mummy
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25 Comments

  1. January 20, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    I can only imagine having to take care of a little someone when I’m sleep deprived I can barely take care of myself not sleep deprived 😂😂

    • Mummy Cat
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 6:29 pm

      It’s worse when you get sick too, all you want to do is sleep or be sick but you can’t because the smaller ones are also ill, pulling all nighters now is a lot harder than it was when I was younger xx

  2. January 20, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing! These did make me giggle a bit! ☺️

    • Mummy Cat
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      You have to laugh or you’ll go mad hah! Xx

  3. January 20, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    My daughter is doing this too. She’s usually so good at sleeping through but has recently been up a LOT!!

    • Mummy Cat
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      It’s so bad, I love her but lately it’s been really stressful, I just want one good night without having to co sleep hah

  4. January 20, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Bloomin’ love this post! I’m glad it isn’t just me doing daft things when exhausted! I hope your little one starts sleeping better soon, there’s nothing worse than lack of sleep x

  5. January 21, 2018 / 7:53 am

    What a funny post ! I’m glad I’m not the only one who does funny things when tired 😂

  6. Rebecca Greenway
    January 21, 2018 / 9:59 am

    Some of these made me feel so much better. Im so glad I’m not the only one who dies crazy things when tired!

  7. Sheana
    January 21, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    Really enjoyed reading 🙂 and entertaining and relatable post!!

  8. January 21, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Oh gosh! I’m terrible without sleep. Some of these stories are too funny!

  9. January 21, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    I haven’t even got a child and I find it hard to sleep, stay asleep and wake up. I’m relieved to know I am not the only one 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

  10. January 21, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Hehe I also can’t cope when I don’t get enough sleep!

  11. January 22, 2018 / 11:55 am

    You have to laugh sometimes don’t you! I hope you get through it and you are defo not alone!

  12. January 22, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    The broken nights of sleep are the hardest aren’t they? I can’t function without sleep and have done things like make a brew and go to put the kettle in the fridge (not the milk!) haha x

  13. January 22, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    I love the stories you included! I can definitely relate with not being able to finish my sentences. I’m always forgetting words that are lost obvious… or I’ll just lose my train of thought completely. Motherhood!

  14. January 23, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing things like this xx

  15. January 24, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    omg Laura’s story hahaha, love this post! x

  16. January 25, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Great post! This was really entertaining to read x

  17. January 25, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Some of these are so funny! I just turn into a grump when I’m sleep deprived! xx

  18. January 29, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    I lost the TV remote and tore the house apart searching for it … it was in the fridge. Where I’d been sneaking snacks to try and stave off exhaustion! #HoneyBeeLinky

  19. February 5, 2018 / 12:50 am

    Sleep deprivation. It is my arch enemy and responsible for way too many embarrassing moments in my life. Haha! Thank you for joining in with the #honeybeelinky lovely, see you next time I hope! xxx

  20. February 9, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    This post did make me giggle! I can’t look after myself properly when tired, let alone children, I take my hat off to parents!

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