Just One Night

I wish that I could sleep the whole night through for just one night.
That I could sleep without being awakened my kids.
Or the dog.
Or noises outside.
Or the need to pee.
Or tossing and turning.
Or waking up at 2 in the morning thinking about my To-Do List.

I wish that I could sleep the whole night through for just one night.
That I could sleep an uninterrupted sleep.
A quiet sleep.
A dreamless sleep.
A deep, delicious, peaceful slumber.
Wrapped in the warmth of my blankets.
Like a baby. In sweet little pink pjs.

Little Miss Lila, around 8 months old.

For just one night, I wish I could sleep the whole night through.
But I guess that’s never possible again, now that I’m a mom.

I wrote this after waking up at 1:12 am this morning, for no particular reason. Actually, this kind of wrote itself in my head as I was trying (unsuccessfully) to get back to sleep.

Are you listening? A short piece of fiction inspired by the word "listen".I wrote this for Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop for Prompt #4: Write a blog post inspired by the word: pink.

Comments

  1. I don’t think I’ve slept through the night in ten years. Occupational hazard, I guess.

  2. Been there, still do that and I have no kids in the house anymore.
    Hope rest finds you soon!

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  3. Oh I just love it when they sleep with their little tush sticking out like that! I swear sleepless nights just make us zombie monsters. It’s so frustrating and taxing. It will come…eventually.

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