Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they are born and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.
As a parent, I have come to value the importance of sleep. Even when the baby sleeps, relative though that term is to my normal eight to nine hours of dead-limbed slumber, I realize how much I loved to sleep and how much my baby does not care.
The previous paragraph took me more time than I care to admit to compose. Not that anything I said is especially interesting or well-wrought. No. I just can’t seem to get my fingers to type words in any sort of normal way. I do not hesitate to admit that it took me a long time to figure out how to spell “glorious” in that title.
So, in lieu of my typing anything of note, which sounds nothing but tiring, I will note that I am not alone. As often happens when one obsesses over something, we notice others obsessing as well. Several friends have posted on the phenomenon of babies sleeping, and in my sleep deprived state, I find these funny. I hope you will, too.
*Louis CK on sleep (NSFW):
* A funny summary of baby sleep books.
* A parody of Lorde’s song “Royals” called “Rested”
* A bedtime story from Samuel Jackson: