It's hard to miss the dark circles under my eyes. I've not been getting enough sleep lately. Of course, part of the blame falls on me and time spent into the midnight hours doing "important computer stuff."
The other part of the blame falls on me for falling for all excuses VC throws at me as his bedtime approaches. They result in him not getting into bed until 10:15 most nights. (Bad, Bad parent)
By the time he gets to sleep, I'm on my "second wind" and find all sorts of things to do which keep me up until around 11:30. On a side note, a co-worker (and there are only two of us employed at my place of business so you can hazard a guess who) often says, "You look tired. Are you feeling OK." After hearing this at least 10 times in the past few months, I may just need to blurt out, "My eyes ALWAYS look like this; I have 'sleepy eyes!' " Barring plastic surgery, they are not going to change shape or level of droopiness!" (see Exhibit A)
Droopy eyes aside, we all DO need to get more sleep. This recent quote from VC indicates he definitely must start getting to bed earlier: "I hate getting out of bed; Do you see how long it takes me to even attempt to get out of bed."
I am reminded of the days when he used to get into bed at a decent hour and sleep like a baby. Although, come to think of it, he fought sleep like a hellion back then as well. He was just the cutest little angel once asleep though:
These days when I fly into a panic upon realizing that it is 9:55 pm and he hasn't had a shower yet, the most common refrain I hear is:
"I'm just working on this last [juggling] trick. One more time. I think I can get it. I just want to record one more thing."
Or, alternately, "Can I download this song to my mp3 player? It will only take a second."
In summary, in this post we have learned that I am a "sleepy eyed pushover."
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P.S. when I ran this post past VC, his response was "There's no saving that post." Not one of my better ones, eh?