Things I Don’t Love: Going to Bed

I always remember the story of little Kelsey, who didn’t like to go to bed. Once my mom decided to pretend to be me, and I had to put her to bed. She asked for things like water, another book, a hug, etc., all of which I denied heartlessly. I think she was slightly worried that I interpreted her putting me to bed in the same way. I probably did. In fact, I still do. Even if she doesn’t put me to bed anymore.

Some of you are like my husband, totally reasonable humans. When you are tired, you go to bed. You have no need to dilly dally, to check your horoscope, paint your nails, or do any number of useless activities.

But some of you are like me. You hate going to bed. It’s not like I don’t like sleeping, because I love it. And now with a baby I need sleep more than ever. Maybe it’s because it takes me on any given night an hour (at least) to fall asleep? Or maybe it’s because if I didn’t have to sleep I could get more things done? (but of course I don’t) Maybe I don’t want to miss out on any of the fun that will happen if I go to bed. Of course this is not a problem now when everyone else is asleep, but whatever. Maybe it’s because I work better at night than morning? I don’t know, but for whatever reason, it’s the worst. Second only to my true arch enemy, waking up. Oh how I don’t love it.

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5 Responses to Things I Don’t Love: Going to Bed

  1. Brittany says:

    i can completely relate to this post. i am a putterer too. i pluck my eyebrows, trim my nails, check my email…for whatever reason getting to bed it a difficult task for me. but like you, i LOVE sleeping. so you would think i would hurry and get into bed so i can do one of the things i love most. but maybe it’s me subconsciously avoiding waking up in the morning. because i HATE it!

  2. Penny says:

    Ditto, ditto, ditto. I hate to miss the fun, give up a second of daytime (more critical when you are may age), and love the sound of the night, especially when you can open windows. Things I don’t notice come alive: ice maker, water heater, boards squeaking, air whistling through tiny places (not a comforting thought), leaves or a twig blowing up against the house, or along a window, so many more. Anyway, I’ve gotten off track; I don’t exactly resent sleep, just wish there were more wakeful hours in a day. In the end, I would still not be satisfied. Sleep girl, it’s good for you, and you will get more done. I figure I have pretty much ruined the next day, by dragging around dog tired from not giving into slumber.

  3. hollyhs says:

    thank you! someone who understands me! my husband falls asleep in 2 seconds flat and i lay there FOREVER, no matter how tired i am. i end up staying up till all hours of the night “getting stuff done.” i do work a lot better at night. but then i HATE mornings with every inch of me!!! i totally get it.

  4. AJ says:

    long lost friend. congrats. yahoo for you and your growing family. might as well give long bean a playmate.
    i hate going to be. and i also HATE getting up in the morning. i am glad to hear this relationship can still exist when having a young child. i am planning on it.

  5. Momeree says:

    I deny these charges. You are having a false memory.

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