*Cue award acceptance music and applause*
Oh my goodness! There are so many people to thank (caressing my Golden Pillow Award)! First of all I want to thank God (because doesn’t everyone thank God first)? I’d like to thank Madam Curie for creating penicillin along with the makers of Children’s Motrin and Benadryl. If it wasn’t for all of you talented and intelligent doctors and drug companies, my three year old daughter would still be crying in her bed and then tossing and turning all night in mine. And just in case you though I was cheating by giving her Benadryl to make her sleepy, unfortunately it doesn’t have that effect on her.
Thank you, Dr. Weissbluth, for writing Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child. The information in that book was incredibly helpful as well as insightful. Although our success didn’t happen overnight, he’s finally sleeping more consistently. So thank you, Mom and Dad, for instilling a strong sense of perseverance to do what I think is the right thing, even though it may not be easy. Thank you, Thomas for you months of practice. I always knew you could sleep through the night! Your hard work is finally paying off!
*Cueing the wrap it up music*
(Holding the Golden Pillow Award above my head in triumph)
Thank you again, modern medicine! Wait, wait, wait! I completely forgot to thank the buyer from Costco who made the decision to carry Dunkin’ Donut coffee! Thank you for helping me power through those mornings when I wasn’t getting enough sleep, and thank you for giving me that cheerful boost when I’ve had enough sleep! Thank you, Thomas! Mommy now has had enough sleep which has given her energy to do her job in a genuinely good mood. Here’s to many more restful nights!
*And the crowd goes wild!*