PARENTS

I Need Sleep!

14/08/2014 17:00 | Updated 20 May 2015

Father tired and sleep deprived

People sometimes ask me what the most rewarding thing about being a parent is, and when they do I look at them vacantly for about 10 to 15 seconds before asking them to repeat the question and apologising profusely.

You see, after seven years of being a father, which means seven years of little to no sleep, I have finally mastered the art of falling asleep with my eyes open.

To be honest, I can't really think of the most rewarding thing about being a parent, because my brain is too clogged with fog and unfinished words to come up with an answer. I can easily tell you the worst thing about being a parent, though. It's not the lack of spare time, or the complete lack of money.

For me, it's the lack of sleep which is the single worst thing in the world about being a parent.

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