It turns out the Weer One is not a great sleeper. Unlike her older sister, she has little interest in sleeping through the night from n early age. On Friday night, for example, she woke up every hour. Last night it was 1:00, 3:00 4:15 and 5:30. This morning I dropped the kids off at daycare and they had no heat, which needs to be fixed by 10:00 in order for the to stay open. Basically, this whole second kid thing is dominating us and we wander about like zombies. In honor of that and because I'm too tired to write something new, here is a repost from May 4, 2009.
If you are new to a workplace and interested in the lives of the people you work with, here a few tips to figure out who has young kids at home.
- We're the ones who come to work with smushed food or snot on our clothes without realizing it. Kids have an amazing ability to transfer these items to the one place you can't see on yourself, but everyone else can.
- We're the ones who come in on Monday looking more disheveled than Friday. Some weekends are far more tiring than weekdays.
- We're the ones who look like we were at a late night party or concert on a weeknight by the way we look some mornings. We weren't. More likely we were up much of the night because our kid is sick or just decided they would rather scream than sleep.
- We're the ones who have a cold 5x more than everyone else. Daycare is ground zero for every outbreak of every virus.
- We're the ones that are nodding off at 8:30 during dinner parties or evening departmental functions. When you are up at 5:30 am every day....
- We're the ones who will trap you in
monologue conversation for 30 minutes if you ask us how are kids are. Want to see the pixelated pictures of my kid on my phone?
- We're also the ones with a constant source of amazement and amusement at home, no batteries required.