Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Drama Of The Coffee Shop

OK~ I'm hanging out in a local coffee shop this morning, surfing away. The table next to me is filled with three Moms, three toddlers and two new babies. These kids were all so quiet that I could not help hear the conversation amongst these women.

You know, since my youngest son is 16 1/2 years old, I am really not in tune to the "not sleeping" thing with a newborn baby. All three of these Moms continually talked about how tired they were due to their lack of sleep. Their problem seemed to be that when they put their kids into their own beds or cribs -the crying was non-stop. Hence, a night of toddlers & babies in their bed! Now....I'm probably being old schooled and thinking to myself, "Get through the crying for one night and life should be better!" My boys were in their own rooms, own cribs and managed to thrive. For those that want to have a family bed...Go for it, just was never the thing for our family.

These Moms were seriously wondering if they would ever get a good night of sleep. I thought to myself-NOPE! Get it now....When they get their official driver's license in their hand...that's when you enter the NO SLEEP ZONE! And there you have it- The Drama of The Coffee Shop: Take 1- After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


  1. I remember the no sleep, but not because my kids slept with me (us). C is 3, but he still occasionally gets up in the middle of the night, and on those nights, he does sleep with me.

    When both of my boys were infants, they slept in a bassinet in our room - probably until about 6 months. And that made breastfeeding SOOOOOOO much easier.

    I hope YOU get a little sleep - maybe on nights when the kiddo isn't out on the town?!


  2. All the moms I know also whine about their lack of sleep. I think sleep deprivation is a common thing with new moms. It's just a matter of adjusting into the situation.


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