Friday, May 15, 2009

Blinded By the Light

I know I complain about the darkness in the winter and how I feel like I need to hibernate. It really is very hard to get through those short, dark days.

You think I'd be happy in the summer. And I am, truly. I'm grateful for the sunlight and the weather.

But none of us are sleeping. The sun isn't setting until well after 11 o'clock and it is rising before 4:30. It doesn't actually get "dark" at night - at all, and the thing of it is, we're getting more and more daylight each day until we hit the summer solstice.

It's great for midnight baseball games and evening BBQs.

Not so great for putting kids to bed. Try convincing a 3 yr old that it is truly bedtime when it's still bright as day outside. It's not working.

The thing of it is, I can't seem to sleep either. I'm tired, believe me. So tired that I feel like I could just fall over. But I can't. Because something in me tells me that it's not time to sleep, because it's not dark.

Every summer here, I feel like I don't ever get a full night's sleep. Every night I feel like I'm only napping. I guess I just need to remember to hibernate a bit more in the winter :)

Well, I'm off to try to convince the kids that it's bedtime...

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