Monday, October 5, 2009

Guest Blogger--Melissa Mitchell Again

Best Quotes of the Week
Here are the top 3 quotes at my house this week:
#3-courtesy of my two-year-old
She is sitting on the stairs with my father-in-law, just jabbering away. He has no clue what she is saying, but nods his head, and saying 'uh-huh' at what seems like appropriate moments.
I tell her, "Grandpa has no idea what you're saying."
She says, "NO MAMA! I not talking a YOU. I talking a GRANDPA." Wow, I guess that's the end of that.
#2-courtesy of my five-year-old
Our friend's sister passed away, leaving behind four young children. We were talking about this, and my daughter chimed in: "But mom, you can't die! If you died, then Daddy would have to do all the cleaning all by himself!"
Well, it's good to know that I'd be missed
#1-my darling husband
Although we are both incredibly sleep-deprived, I am also an insomniac. I just can't get my mind to relax at night, and I will lay there for hours and hours, my mind racing. The only thing that has been helping me is ambien, which I don't take with a newborn that will need a feeding in the middle of the night. Last night he told me, "You're just not tired enough." I said, "So insomnia isn't a real condition, people just aren't tired enough?" He said, "Yes, if people were tired enough, they would fall asleep."
I wanted to call the news. Why are we wasting all this time and money on sleep clinics, centers for sleep disorders, scientific research, etc? The answer has been staring us in the face all along:we're just not tired enough. I think he should write a book and make millions. I even have some ideas for future books:
*Hey fat people, put down the cupcake
*Depressed people, have you heard of PMA? Positive Mental Attitude?
I had no idea I was living with a genius.


  1. That's hilarious. Esp the insomnia. Men, they don't understand sleep-deprivation quite the same way we do.

  2. Okay, first of all...ROFL! Then I have to tell you that I actually went to my doctor a few years ago and complained about not being able to sleep. He told me EXACTLY what your husband told you. That when I was tired enough, I would sleep. AAAAAH! Maybe it's a man thing. My husband hits the pillow snoring, while I lay there for hours staring at the little red digital numbers on my clock. UGH!

    Thanks for the post Nikki. Oh, on a side note. Would you email me? I need to ask you a question and I can't seem to find your email address. I'm sure you have mine.

  3. Christine! I don't have your email address either! I think I had it at some point but I don't have it now. My email address is



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