Ode to Sleep


    RIP, Sleep! We had a good run, but ever since my son made his epic appearance into the world, I feel like sleep and I have gone through a messy divorce of some sorts.

    And so my Ode to Sleep was created:


    Will I ever sleep again?

    Will I forever be watching Big Ben?

    Tick tock away…

    While I rock, sing, and sway.


    He’s over one now,

    He should be sleeping.

    Instead he wakes frequently,

    And out of bed I go leaping.


    Night terrors create gigantic screams.

    I hope my jumps don’t make me hit high beams.

    Yes, I’ve tried white noise, black-out blinds, and even sleep training.

    Maybe I am the one that I should be blaming?


    I stick to a solid night-time routine!

    I’m so jealous of those who sleep through the night, I’m green.

    Maybe once he is two, he will be over these issues.

    Until then, I will keep crying through tissues.


    Wine, chocolate and complaining to my mom friends,

    Will get me through until this lack of sleep ends!

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    Nicole is a San Francisco native who grew up in the Noe Valley neighborhood before majoring in Sociology at San Jose State University. In her third year she realized her love of children as her true calling and earned a Early Childhood Education Teaching Certificate. She taught Preschool along the Peninsula for 10 years before a rare medical condition left her unable to continue her career. Now a single mom to the apple of her eye, Joey James keeps her busy. When Nicole is not playing, teaching and snuggling with Joey James she enjoys stroller walks around the Bay Area, music, San Francisco Giants Baseball and ice cubes floating in her Chardonnay.


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