I miss a lot of things.
I miss my pre-baby body.
I miss being young and not having a care in the world.
For Day 12 of the 31 Day March Blog Challenge, I am to discuss something I miss.
These days, the thing I probably miss the most is a full night of good sleep. I have not slept well since my children were born. My oldest is now six years old. Count the months of sleeplessness while pregnant and I am going on nearly seven years of not sleeping well.
These days, I lose sleep to general nights of insomnia, little children to find their way into my bed and a general “way too much on my mind, can’t fall asleep,” state of being. It’s awful not sleeping, or sleeping well. I never realized how important sleep was until I actually lost it. Now, all I do is wish I could sleep or sleep through the night.
I look at my dogs, who get to sleep all day lounging around the house and I envy them. They have the life. They eat, go to the bathroom and sleep. And while we are out and about, at school or at work, the dogs have the entire house to themselves. They get to sleep, all day, in peace.
So, when I think about something I miss the answer is simple – beautiful, restful sleep.