Monday, September 21, 2009

Why parents are always tired:

I read stats blogs like Leila reads quilt blogs - looking for good graphing techniques so I can make my stuff look good.

One of them had a link to a hilarious article from the New York Times

Here is just a few of Christoph Niemann's explanations for why it is hard to get a good night's sleep:

Perception vs reality of ease of sleeping and being awake.

Why sleeping with a child in bed = not sleeping and no procreation.

Summary of nightime distractions


Bonnie said...

No wonder I feel tired! The diagrams are nearly a replica of our sleeping experiences. We call the child in bed with you the "H position." Only the child sleeps comfortably!

Becca said...

Oh, this is hilarious! I think I am going to save some of those pictures for my "funny fix."

I am never bothered when other parents think I am an ogress for not letting my kids sleep with us.

So I'm an ogress. A well-rested ogress who can function during the day.

Carol said...

We are laughing so hard at this that we're crying! So funny!