Good Night, Sleep Tight
“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.”
-Leo J Burke
There are few things worse than a sleepless night. Except for maybe an endless parade of them with no end in sight. When you are sleep-deprived, food doesn’t taste as good, colors don’t look as bright, and things that normally wouldn’t bother you set you off on a moment’s notice. For those of you out there with babies who aren’t sleeping well, I offer my sincere and earnest condolences.
Take heart, there are some valuable resources out there to help you teach your baby to sleep through the night. Until you find the right one, keep telling yourself that “This too shall pass.” In fact, that’s not a bad phrase for all of us to remember. No matter what you’re dealing with right now that seems to dominate your parenting concerns, there will come a time when it is but a faded memory. Use that knowledge to keep your sense of perspective whether pacing the floors with your baby, or waiting at the door for your teen.