Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A letter to one I love and miss

Dear Sleep,

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,



Yeargains said...

OH Kris!

I have been just there with that silly friend that left me so cold in the night. I love this post!!

Sweet Dreams!


Stephanie said...

I feel for you! There's nothing worse for me than not being able to sleep. I feel like crying when I can't sleep and know the morning is coming and I can't stay in bed. I'll send good sleep vibes your way. Here's to hoping!

Aly G said...

Sleep feels the same way about you as you do him! He wants you for more than a crazy four hours! You are playing hard to get! Maybe if you quit playing the cat and dog theory he'll give ya a little more lovin! Ha ha love you you exercise queen. My my my my my my my my poker face! (everytime I hear that song I think of you now, I love it!) I even put it on my blog to remind me of you :)

Lindsay Lou said...

very clever Mom. Ha. Ha. :D

(No, I did think that was funny)

Tracy said...

This is fantastic, Kris!! Let me know if he responded to this letter, cause I need to write the same dang letter!!!