Brain Damage

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In a homespun version of “Mythbusters,” I have determined that if you go for long stretches of time averaging approximately 4 hours of sleep per night, the result is: brain damage.

I have missed my children’s baseball games, soccer games, gymnastics (all regularly scheduled activities, mind you) while simply languishing in my home or about my business under the influence of said brain damage.  Oh, and everything everyone does bugs me.  I also blame this on brain damage.  I’m working through it.

I’m still in the running to win a cruise at Deseret Book’s “Pretty Darn Funny” Contest.  And by “in the running,” I mean if you go vote for me and push me back into first place, I might actually win.  Voting continues every day until May 31st.  Don’t you think a cruise would cure brain damage?  I sure do.

Vote at this link by simply clicking on the orange “thumbs up” icon under my video. Vote now and vote daily:

“Don’t Tell the Health Department”:  Stephanie’s hilarious story about mothering a small boy.

Also, mother’s day is coming.  I’ve heard rumors that some people hate mother’s day because they feel guilty for not being a perfect mother.  I would like to allay your fears by stating the following:

Mother’s Day is no more for celebrating perfect mothers than going to church is for celebrating perfect people.  We’re all trying, and we should celebrate that we’re surviving so far.

Brain damaged or not.

Carry on.


7 thoughts on “Brain Damage

  1. Exactly. I’ve been averaging about 4-5 hours of sleep a night, and that’s interrupted sleep. Today, I drove right past my mechanic while on my way to drop off my van, drove for 2-3 miles wondering why I couldn’t find it. I had to call my husband and sheepishly ask him where the mechanic was. He laughed and laughed. Today, I’m wondering if it’s possible to die from being tired.

  2. Sleep deprivation is definitely a form of torture and a cause of depression – hence the everything bugs us syndrome. I can so commiserate with you on this one right now. I dream of getting 8 hours (or even 6!!) of uninterrupted sleep for at least a few days in a row – perhaps my little ones will get the memo sooner rather than later 🙂 !!

  3. I voted for your video, it was hilarious! Hope you win! I really like what you said about Mother’s Day, it is a good reassurance. Thank-you.

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