Thursday, February 21, 2008

am i sleep deprived?

i think i must be 'sleep-deprived'!

no i don't draw this conclusion based on my the intelligence levels of my conversations or the topics of my posts. but most people tell me that i must be sleep-deprived. but for most part of my life (which is quite a bit.... but i am not about to tell you) i have always been up so late that i'm convinced that i'm a direct descendant of an owl!

staying up until 1 or 2 am everyday was understandable during your college days which meant that you were carefree and footloose. either that or you were up pining for some girl in college and you were sitting up all night scheming on how you are going to pass on your 'love letter' to her the next day! you did this for a couple of weeks after which the letter seemed a bit lame and so you drafted another passionate one and then fretted all over again... you get the picture?

but i still stay up till 12.30-1 am, on an average. and no i am not writing 'love letters' and scheming! i am usually writing such posts or watching some movie or reading a book.

but what gets my 'big boss'' goat (actually many things get her goat, this being only one of them :P) is that when i have to read a bed-time story to my kids i doze off mid-way into the story! it is such a chronic problem that my kids protest violently when i suggest that i read them a bed-time story! they believe that their mom is the best story-reader in the world (apart from being the best mom/cook/masseur/doctor/hugger/kisser/...).

but she's not easily fooled. she's convinced that i've purposely and very carefully built this image that i suck as far as story-reading goes.

but that's not true at all.... in fact i think i have cracked the problem. the point is, the minute my head hits the pillow i feel drowsy! i think i should put this theory to test and try doing it differently.

will keep you all posted :)

16 comments:

Preethi said...

That's so cute! Mom being 'supermom' et al....
Know what i get reminded of an episode from 'Everybody loves raymond', he poses incompetency to be free from work!! clack clack Mr. blogger i don't believe you one bit :P ....... take a story book, read to your kids and let the angel at home catch up on her sleep first!

Ankit said...

Loved the way you write.
I have been sleeping a lot lately but i am sure its not deprivation but abundance :)

manish gunwani said...

hmm that sounds eerily familiar..am somehow reminded of an earlier post about your son and daughter being "genetically wired" differently ..

Thinking aloud said...

heh..heh...
you have a smart wife...:D

your readers(at least te women) are also not convinced...:P

now you go take up the challenge like a good dad!!!

~nm said...

You sound no different than my hubby when it comes to reading books to our son. And frankly even I've dozed off myself couple of times!

But what he misses with his papa is the emotions in his voice..hubby tells the stories in the same tone levels..there is lack of sing-song ways...which but obviously Betu finds boring.

And about being direct descendant of owl and thats why you feel sleep deprived, well I am a direct descendant of Kumbhkaran and yet I feel sleep deprived! :P

Shruti said...

you know.. maybe you'd stay awake if someone were to read you a bedtime story lol!

Anonymous said...

Sleep deprivation--kids use it to break you...thts when they are termed as ,"terrorists"...otherwise they are the greatest joys of our life....my tgts...()
I ,101% agree wid preeti's comments , its time for the angel @ home to have a gud nite sleep!well said....
rgds,
priyanka.

jayashri said...

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Gazal said...

haha
thats an old trick daddys often use,to slink out of situations.

Prats said...

Its ok if the owl is on the prowl.....stories are so nice when read by the papa owl...hehe..their tone of voice always sounds better than the tired, mommas voice...
Did I make ur life more difficult???

Ziah said...

C'mon GP!! You're such a blogertainer.... you can enthrall those bachcha parties!! Its all about keeping their attention... its more fun when you make up your own stories by mixing and matching everything you hear and read... that way, you wont get sleepy coz you'll be thinkin on your toes:)

Ziah said...

C'mon GP!! You're such a blogertainer.... you can enthrall those bachcha parties!! Its all about keeping their attention... its more fun when you make up your own stories by mixing and matching everything you hear and read... that way, you wont get sleepy coz you'll be thinkin on your toes:)

the mad momma said...

bah. you can fool everyone but the big boss. the OA tries similar tricks to get out of various duties!!

Guruprasad said...

@preethi : you would obviously side with the 'big boss'!

@ankit : too much of a good thing, huh?

@manish : i always blame such 'uncomfortable/ embarrassing' topics on my genes :)

@TA : all you women are ganging up... but i am unmoved :P

@`nm : being a direct descendant of kumbhakarn sounds so much more fun than being one of an owl!

Guruprasad said...

@shruti : no, a movie is a sure-fire way of keeping me awake :)

@priyanka : you must be part of this gang here, i am sure.. but do keep dropping in :)

@gazal : s*@#$, you saw through it, huh?

@prats : you are hereby exiled from my blog!!! nah, its ok. my goose was cooked by the others before you anyway :(

@ziah : i can see your hidden evil agenda in and through everything you said. may thunder and lightning strike you down! :P

@MM : i shudder to think of you ever meeting the 'big boss' and exchanging notes with her...

Sumana said...

Ahh I realise all dads are the same. No wonder.