Have you ever wondered why you look at the clock when you wake in the dead of night?
I try not to, I really do but when I’ve been lying in bed for what seems like an eternity being very still, quiet and getting very frustrated, sometimes I just can’t help it, I look.
I think that you look maybe so you can martyr yourself later the next day or to preempt and justify why you look like crap.
Best Friend – “Gee you look tired”
Me – “ Yeah I woke up at 4.30am and couldn’t get back to sleep, then the husband woke up, then the baby was due to wake up and then, well it just wasn’t worth going back to sleep.”
Later in the day….
Me to Hubby – “I’m absolutely shattered I’ve been awake since 4.30am this morning, couldn’t get back to sleep.”
Are we hoping for the sympathy vote? Maybe we want them to cut us a little slack when they get home for the witching hour.
Or are we just asking for a little empathy for the million and one things you decided you needed to sort out in your head when you woke up worrying at 4.30am.
I’m not sure but one things for sure, I hope I sleep well tonight!