Tuesday, 28 May 2013

"I'll just..."

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Perhaps the most rampant aspect of my inner five year old self is the "I'll just..." part.  As in the I'll just do anything at all that keeps me out of bed for one more minute.

We all have our bedtime routines.  Mine involves fill up water bottle, turn out lights and check locks, take off makeup (if I haven't already), floss (if I can be bothered), brush teeth, go to toilet, go get the Meow, get in bed, have a drink, put on lip balm, set alarm if needed, have cuddles with Meow, turn out lights and if MR is home, talk his ear off for as long as he will let me.

Some of the other things I'll just do before going to bed (usually when MR is not at home) on a very regular basis include:
- playing with hairstyle options in front of the mirror
- tweezing my eyebrows
- checking facebook, instagram and the weather on my phone
- playing words with friends
- looking at pinterest on my phone
- reading just one more chapter of my book, which undoubtedly will turn into another 100 pages
- going to find the Meow (who has crazily run off to go back outside to sit on her favourite chair in the freezing cold) for some more cuddles
- after all of the above, go to the toilet - again
- anything else I can think of to procrastinate with

No matter how tired I am, I will still do these things.  I just have this intrinsic urge to rebel against all going to bed type actions.


The Meow has no such rebellious behaviour in regards to going to bed type actions

Admittedly, of late my sleep patterns have gotten slightly better.  I'm going to bed a bit earlier (most nights) and while I've had a few nights this week of lying awake for hours once in bed, those sort of nights are on a decline.  Thank fuck.  It's been hard work getting this far though and by going to bed earlier I mean instead of 1am it's more like 11.45pm.  11 if I'm really, really, really tired. 


Last night, while procrastinating from sleeping and thinking of this blog post I thought, I'll just pop on blogger on my phone and type in a few notes.



The Gods are one day going to smite me one day with a child just like me aren't they?

 




6 comments:

Maggie said...

I like Gretchen Rueben's idea that you need to get ready for bed before you are tired otherwise it is too hard to find the energy to change course and head for bed. I find that is true for me often and I end up going to bed without proper preparation, sometimes in my clothes!

Sally said...

Yep... just as you learn and desperately desire an early night :)

Bron said...

It is really heard to break long time habits.... hope sleep comes easy soon. x

Maxabella said...

I push the night hour hugely as well. "I'll just" is actually killing me! We just can't fit more hours in a day for too long at all... x

trishie said...

I always like to squeeze in just one more chapter of my book before bed too!

Jacana said...

I am joining in as a night owl as well - if I am in bed around midnight I am doing well.