Sign My Petition

Sean and I were talking, which in and of itself is a rarity these days.  Between the kids, his job, the pets, all the chores and errands that need to be done, but mostly the kids, we hardly have time to talk any more.    Anyway, we came to the conclusion that we need about five more hours in the day.

I could certainly use it.  It would give me at least two more hours to do stuff (like blog, and write, and read blogs, and read books, maybe work out),  and three hours more of sleep.  I really don’t know anyone who couldn’t use five more hours in the day.  Even if you manage to cross everything off your list every day and get eight hours of sleep.  And your kids are perfect and don’t waste three hours of your day throwing temper tantrums about wanting water when you’re in the car and you don’t have water and you’re only a few minutes from home so they’re not going to die of dehydration except from the excessive crying and even when you get home and give them water they continue to throw a tantrum and they’re all red and sweaty and screaming and looking like a hot mess.  (That was an impressive run on sentence.)

Even if you’re one of those people (i.e. childless), I bet you could still use the extra five hours, if for nothing else than some extra sleep.  I mean, who wouldn’t want extra sleep?  It’s really a win-win situation.

Of course, these would have to be five night time hours where people under the age of, I don’t know, fifteen? would be asleep.  Magically.  Like suspended animation.  They would not wake up, not once.  And, it wouldn’t make them extra rested so they had even more energy.  It would just be sleep, quiet, quiet, sleep.  In fact, during these five hours, it would be perfectly acceptable to leave your house, for say a grown up dinner and movie, with no babysitter, because the kids would be both asleep and magically safe.  (If you’re going to ask, ask big.  The worst thing is they say no.)

So, I’m making a petition:

We, the over-extended, sleep deprived souls listed below, are requesting the day be extended by a magical five hours so that we may finish folding the laundry, empty the dishwasher, have an adult conversation without being interrupted to wipe someone’s butt,  have a little personal time, and maybe get a little extra sleep.

I haven’t worked out the exact details, like who to send it to, but I think I have a grass roots movement in the making.  Anyone want to sign my petition?

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  1. Mama Hen says:

    I need five extra hours in the day also! I am so tired every night and going to bed late.

    I gave you an award! Come and get it! :)

    Mama Hen

  2. AZLB
    Twitter: azlb
    says:

    I am in!

  3. Leteia says:

    Agreed! There is never enough time in the day! A little quite time would be fantastic!

  4. Stacey says:

    Give me that thing. I’ll sign it!

  5. liz
    Twitter: bellebeandog
    says:

    If only you ruled the world… :)

    I’d sleep at least 3 of those 5 hours, maybe more. And then watch DVRed shows the remaining time.

  6. Rhonda
    Twitter: rhondalayton
    says:

    I’m so in! Last night I got the “Mommy, um…if you’re not going to be doing that work stuff on the computer tomorrow night, could we do something together” comment. UG! Heartwrenching! I’ll take the five hours AFTER I put the kids to bed for ME TIME!

  7. Debbi says:

    I’ll sign it! I’ll sign it! Maybe then I won’t be up until 1 am blogging and then with the baby at 7. Let me know when you figure out who to send it to!

  8. Debbi says:

    I forgot to mention, I LOVE your new design!!