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Insomnia

05/01/2012

I was reading an interview with Casey from Fleet Foxes in Frankie magazine today, and he said that he was saving sleep for when he was older. I realised that although I am seduced by pictures of pretty frocked girls riding old-fashioned bicycles, I am not Frankie’s target demographic. I am ten years too old. I wanted to say ‘No, Casey! Sleep now! You might have kids later and then you’ll be wrecked. My mother says she hasn’t slept properly in 38 years!’

Talking of Fleet Foxes, I have a comic about them in the latest Metro magazine. You should buy it, or linger in a magazine store that stocks it. Here is a snippet:

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Drew permalink
    05/01/2012 11:05 pm

    Have you tried white noise? Or pink noise? I swear by it, but you need comfortable earplugs. I think my new house is haunted by a bevy of 19th century harlots, I heard a groan when I was in the shower. Night night!

  2. susan elliot permalink
    06/01/2012 9:57 am

    Thanks for another great post – Such is parenthood – poor you – the truth is you should always sleep now (whenever now is) – and sadly sleeping when they’re little is so much easier than sleeping when they’re teenagers – when you don’t know where they are – or what they’re up to. Or the nights you wake up because you do know what they’re up to – it’s a never ending cycle – but in retrospect hysterically (and there’s the key word) funny!!

  3. William Laing permalink
    07/01/2012 10:43 am

    Otto says it is an amazing story and mummy is a good person
    Gus say I’m sorry to keep you awake
    Violet says she will try to sleep in her own bed

  4. Paula Green permalink
    08/01/2012 10:27 am

    OH flabbergash the rules everywhichwaywelook the rules and somehow with the child in the bed or the teenager out in the night we do find sleep pockets (i can see you sketching the latter!)

    for me a good breakfast and somehow miraculously I feel like a person again and can get on with the day

    loving this new flurry of anecdotes Sarah

  5. bexinwonderland permalink
    11/01/2012 12:33 pm

    I love this. My kids have slept with us & slept alone & woke & slept through. My sleep is all over the place. I wish you could do sleep banking.

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