National Napping Day is Mar. 9––yep, it’s a thing. In honor of the one universal truth for all parents that we will never sleep the same again, we’ve rounded up six ways we imagine life would be different if we got enough sleep. We don’t actually know, though, because we haven’t slept in seven years. Still, we can dream, right?
Fantasy: After eight hours of rest, you’re ready to take on the world. Perhaps, a marathon!
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Reality: 5 hours of sleep and 4 cups of coffee. Let’s do this!
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Fantasy: A languid afternoon floating uninterrupted in tranquil waters.
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Reality: Just trying to get some zzzzs. Any zzzzs will do. Anywhere.
3. Sleeping Through the Night
Fantasy: In her own bed until morning. Not kicking you!
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Reality: Just gotta get through to morning. (Awwwww!) But also: kicking you.
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Fantasy: You are alert and productive, full of snappy ideas and witty retort. And you look amazing (i.e. your clothing doesn’t have stains and you brushed your hair). Because you are well-rested.
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Reality: Just five minutes. Please.
Fantasy: Nutritious, balanced meals with a beautifully set table, candles and actual place settings. Because you are full of energy!
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Reality: The bright side is, at least she’s cleaning up her own spill.
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Fantasy: You’ll tidy up here and there, and “stay on top” of the chaos. In other words, you will have a beautiful clean house.
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Reality: Oh, look what happened while you were napping (by napping we mean answering work emails, vacuuming the living room and making a snack). See, that’s why you can’t nap.