Why do you hate me so? Why do you refuse to come and play with me at night time when I need you? Why do I have to toss and turn and shake my pillow to get you to enfold me in your arms? Why do I need to constantly look at the luminous light of my dreaded alarm clock as it constantly marches on into the late hours of the night and wee hours of the morning? Why do you make me close to tears when I don't know where you are?
Sleep, why do you like Payton and Bill so much? Do you have something against the women in the Ball household? Do you like boys more than girls? Do you have something against a mom who needs more than 4 hours of your blessed yumminess each night? Why do you suddenly show your face when I am driving to my place of employment and I'm in a CAR? Why do you not come to me when I'm in my comfy, soft, warm bed? Why?
Sleep, I need you more than ever. You came to me so easily when I was taking a week's break from my busy life. You were there for me, and I need you here for me now. Now. When I need you most. Now. When I need to feel vibrant and alive throughout those school hours. Please stop avoiding me, sleep. I haven't been avoiding you. I love you, sleep. Have I done something to offend you? I really don't know what it is but I'll do whatever you want, because I'm tired of being friends with your buddies Advil PM and Tylenol PM - they're so fake and don't make me happy like you do. I like you, sleep - au natural!!!
Sleep, will you please visit me tonight? I don't think I want another night without you. I feel deprived of your presence and I miss you terribly. Please come back!
Your extremely good friend who loves you above all other types of naps,
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Posted by The Ball Babies at 6:17 PM