From The Confessional: ‘I Resent My Husband For Getting Better Sleep Than Me’

Just 26 anonymous confessions about sleep... or lack thereof.

by Emma Coburn
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Sure, parenting during the day is hard... but parenting at night is a whole different story. Notice we said “parenting at night,” not “sleeping,” because, well... for a lot of us, there’s not so much sleeping going on. From newborns who need to eat around the clock, to toddlers who don’t want to sleep alone, to spouses who seem to magically sleep through all the crying and complaining... there’s a lot to talk about, and it’s all here in the Scary Mommy Confessional.

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What is sleep? I have a vague recollection of what that means

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My baby keeping me up at night turns me into a terrible human being.

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My husband complains of sleep deprivation when babes are up once... I get so angry

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I want sleep more than I want sex.

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I was so relieved when we could move him to his own room

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I told my toddler it was the middle of the night and showed her it was dark. It was 6 AM.

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Sleep deprived to the point I’ve fantasized about divorce solely to sleep on weekends

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I hate the sleep deprivation with a newborn and how long it takes to get back to regular sleep.

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If I’m not actually up w/ a kid I’m just worrying about the next time I’ll be up w/ a kid

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I wish my husband didn’t sleep so deeply - feels like I’m always the one up during the night

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Surgery last week=3 days to nap undisturbed. When can I get the next surgery???

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I get anxiety just thinking about going to sleep knowing I’m only going to get broken sleep

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I haven’t slept a whole night through since I had my first child 16 years ago.

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Newborn phase was ok bc I knew it’d end. Toddler sleep’s a fresh hell that feels forver.

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I get my best sleep when I have a heating pad on my chest and audio porn in my headphones

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Why is it ok for me not to sleep at all and nothing is expected of my husband at night?

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I really just want to sleep with no one touching me...

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1st was infant, he peed all over me but he had just fallen asleep and I was so tired so we just slept in pee

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I let them all sleep in my room so nighttime goes faster.

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I want to sleep ALONE everyday forever.

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I pretend to be asleep when the baby wakes up so my hubs can get up instead of me

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I resent my husband for getting better sleep than me.

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I stay up too late in the night just so I can have time to myself

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I ❤️ when my kids sleep w/us because I know they will stop wanting to soon. Hubby hates it

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The worst part about getting up in the night with kids is that my husband doesn’t do it

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My kids are 16-25 and I still lose sleep over them.

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