4 a.m. Freak Out

May 23, 2013


For the past few weeks, I’ve woken up a few minutes before 4 o’clock every night. Each time I think, “Not again”, then the day’s/week’s contantly-running-song starts to play. (Originally the theme song to ‘Community’, now it’s the soundtrack from my kids’ videos.) Then – and this is the most fun – comes the irrational thoughts and subsequent panic. I won’t go into it, but it usually involves something going horribly wrong at work or remembering something that desperately needs to be done that may or may not be real. It is blessedly short – maybe just a couple of minutes – but holy cow it is annoying. Rational me and irrational me have a little argument before I can get back to sleep.

I.M. “You forgot to buy groceries for the pope!”
R.M. “No you didn’t. We’re not even catholic.”
I.M. “But I said we’d make him a pie!”
R.M. “Go. To. Sleep.”

I.M. “….. but, the pie…..”

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “4 a.m. Freak Out”

  1. Kristi Said on:

    Since you’re awake at such a ridiculous hour, would you like to take Josiah’s 4 a.m. feeding? You can have it.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Hahaha! The poor Pope shall have no pie.

    (I used to walk in my sleep from about 2nd grade until I had kids. When your mother finds you in the middle of the night with your room light on turning the knobs on your dresser ever so seriously & she asks what you’re doing & you reply trying to get the picture to come in better … is that the I.M. speaking or the R.M.?)


  3. Lloyd Said on:

    Poor Pope.


  4. Brad Said on:

    I think it’s funny that you call 4am “night”.


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