I can’t get a good night’s sleep; actually, I can’t get an uninterrupted night’s sleep. Someone is either waking up with a headache, earache, stomach ache, can’t breathe from their stuffy nose or had a nightmare.
What you also need to know is that past the hours of 5pm-8am, the name, “daddy,” does not exist.
Night after night I could be found in the kitchen cutting adult dose pills for my one kid who hate the kids’ chewables…. or searching my night table and hallway closet for Vick’s.
So, tonight, I am sleeping with Vicks, Tylenol (chopped and ready), water, apple juice, thermometer, ice pack, heating pad, ear drops, nasal spray, Kleenex and Joke book on my night table next to my bed.