Archive for October 12th, 2009

I Am So Tired!

I was so incredibly tired over the weekend. I would have given anything for a nap on Saturday afternoon, but I spent the day watching other people’s children for two friends who are in crisis. I took a 1/2 tsp. of Tussionex at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night and then slept straight through for 12 hours. That is just about unheard of for me barring some sort of serious illness.

Hub tried to wake me at ~ 7:00 a.m. because the dogs were being loud. I could not wake up, nor did I want to as soon as I knew that it was the dogs, not the child, who needed tending. My son then came into my room at ~ 8:00 a.m., and I could not wake up then, either. I finally woke up at 9:30 a.m. – after a full 12 hours of sleep – and still felt groggy throughout the day.

I don’t think there is anything physically wrong with me. I think I just finally “burned out” emotionally. I have been running with my metaphorical engine on full throttle for so long that I simply cannot do it any longer.

So, instead of working hard trying to play catch up, I finished reading my book and pretty much laid around. That’s not easy to pull off when you live with a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but I made it clear that hub and child were to L-E-A-V-E for at least an hour so I could actually sit down and watch TV (not football for hub or Sponge Bob for child).

I am rested up yet? That remains to be seen.

Photo credit: Lynda Bernhardt

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