Monday, March 29, 2010
Nobody got enough sleep
I work nights. I work 10 hour shifts for four days a week. I started working nights because we were unhappy with our child care situation and couldn't afford anything better. So my husband works during the day and I work at night. I've always kind of liked working at night. I worked nights in high school at Whataburger. That was a lot of fun, just two of us and bored out of our minds! We were dead after the bars closed and the drunks wobbled home. I've also worked nights at a couple bakeries. The bread has to be ready first thing in the morning.
I am back at work and trying to get back into the niche. I miss my husband and the girls when I'm here and I have yet to figure out the best way to sleep. I use to sleep when Pea slept, but now I have to get two girls sleeping at the same time. Also I get grumpy when I'm tired and don't want to take that out on the girls. They don't deserve it. I'll get all of us into a routine again. Just takes time. Luckily two mornings out of my workweek are my husband's days off so I get to sleep uninterrupted on those days. But then I feel bad because I want to spend time with him. We're planning on me staying nights until Pea goes to preschool, which is this upcoming school year. (Oh be still my heart, dropping my baby off with strangers, but that's a whole different post)
I read recently that people who work nights are sleep deprived. Even if you get 8 hours of sleep in the day your body still doesn't function right. Humans sleep at night and are awake during the day, its how we're built. Also it can cause depression (which I can attest to it, at least worsening it) And it causes weight gain. So that's the problem, my job. Not my dietary and exercise habits. Woo, can get rid of that guilt now and blame it on my job. Good.
Anyway, guess I will get back to my job. I'll tell you about it later. Happy Monday!
"Nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep. So you just had the worst day of your life. Just suck up and be nice" -Ani Difranco
(I like my job, but when I complain I always think of this song)