Saturday, July 14, 2018

Staring at the Ceiling

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. - William Blake
As I raise the little chaos machines, it really does amaze me the things that are apparently learned skills as opposed to instinctual. Like, here’s a good one, if you want to go to sleep, you should close your eyes. Seems like you would just inherently know that that on. Mini-Chaos and Ms.Chaos are great sleepers. Put them to bed, and they will go sleep. If they aren’t tired, no problem, they will play or sing until they are tired and go to sleep. Micro-Chaos? Not so much.
I’ve come to realize, it seems likely that I could be one of the 3% of the population that manage with the 6-hours of sleep a night mark instead of the 8.5 hours that people average. Likely too that I inherited that trait from my dad. Likely too the Micro-Chaos inherited the same thing (sigh). It kind of makes me understand why, when I was trying to sleep for 8-9 hours a night, I always felt like a insomniac unable to fall asleep for a couple of hours. Moving in my current world of chronic sleep deprivation, sleeping 7 hours in a night feels glorious.
Now Micro-Chaos, even when he is extremely tired (fussy, yawning, etc) will not close his eyes. When I tell him he needs to close his eyes to fall asleep, he blinks a couple times and states, “it’s not working!” When I leave his room and look on the monitor I see those little raccoon eyes staring up at the ceiling. Go to sleep kiddo. it’s great.