Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Was So Sleepy!

I just took some bread out of the oven. It smells sooooo good! I think it's the cinnamon I put in that made the wonderful aroma.

But it was the allspice that made me laugh.

Because it reminded me of a night, oh, almost ten and a half years ago when I was really sleepy.
Matthew was a new-born, and sleep was fleeting. One night I must have been half sleeping when I lay in bed listening to him cry, because I'm sure I was dreaming - talking in my sleep - when I asked Brian to go downstairs and bring me the jar of allspice.
And I'm sure Brian was half asleep when I made this request, because he got up and retrieved it for me.
The next thing I knew, I had my baby in my arms and my husband was holding the allspice out for me to take. That's when I realized I had no idea why I thought allspice was going to sooth my crying infant. So I thanked Brian for getting it for me, and tossed it on the floor.

Yes. Sleep deprivation can make us do silly things.

But I do enjoy the laugh now, whenever I make a recipe which contains allspice. *grin*

What silly things have you done as a result of sleepless babies?

Karen

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen...

That is so funny!! Well... one of my experiences from "sleep deprivation" that I remember well was when my daughter was a little over a year old. Several of my friends and their family had traveled along with us to spend the weekend in a cabin by the lake. It was when I awoke from a deep sleep and began requesting for the "silver platter"..."I need the silver platter"..."Please help me find the silver platter". Well...my requests must have been loud and pretty convincing for when I truly woke up to reality, I found several of my friends looking for the "silver platter"...lol. I would like to say that this was the only time...but...it is nice to know that I am not alone.

Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!

Debby Ann

Irritable Mother said...

Debby Ann - I love it! Thanks for sharing the laugh with me. *wink*