Friday, February 22, 2008

Would this make me a bad mom?

Earplugs. What an ingenious invention. I wish I had thought of it. The actual definition of earplugs is: "An earplug is a device that is meant to be inserted in the ear canal to protect the wearer's hearing from loud noises." I love the word "protect". It's here to PROTECT me! Ohhhh, god bless you, earplug!

"Loud noises" in my house are screeching, screaming, crying, bickering, sometimes meowing and barking- or other animal noises if the kids are feeling creative. If I'm really lucky, it'll be all of those noises at the same time.

Throughout the day, I wish I could put a pair of these babies in. The "noise" starts in the early morning hours, usually around 6am. Instead of getting up and getting the kids up (because they have been awake for an hour already), I could put my earplugs in and sleep in. Sleep in! I don't even remember what that is!

As the day goes on, the noise only increases. If I had my earplugs, I could just do my usual things without getting interrupted by the screeching of my daughter (which sounds like a dying cat, btw), or the constant demands of my son.

If I had my earplugs, I could sleep a whole 7 hours straight. I don't think I've done that in about 5 years. No wonder why I'm getting wrinkles. I'm proof a person can survive on little or no sleep for long periods of time (but I cant guarantee my sanity with that).

I think I even might start offering earplugs at my door. That way everyone will enjoy their time in my house.


nope said...

I love it... Can you drop ship a pair to NJ? I dont' think it makes you a bad mom :-)

Anonymous said...

Hilarious and I can totally relate

Anonymous said...

We seriously have these babies laying everywhere around our house! (Matt has to wear them at work). Funny, he is the one who keeps the rest of us up at night with his snoring... So why the hell is he the one sleeping with them in his ears?!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't make you a bad Mom... it makes you my hero! I would love some! lol

Anonymous said...

Oh, I've been doing that for about a year now. I even use them to sleep in while my son watches cartoons in the morning. Not getting enough sleep makes a mom crabby and irritated, i.e., more likely to be a bad mom. The silcone earplugs work best and are the most comfortable in my opinion. I highly recommend them.

Amy said...

I have a pair in my closet that I "helped myself to" from the last hotel we stayed at. I may need them some day - just in case, you know?! I have been very tempted to bust them out. Some day soon.

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