It often feels like parenting wins are built by sleep losses. There will never be enough hours to do it all. So a little extra sleep this morning was a gift.
But that bonus didn’t just happen. Every time you’ve stopped and gone to bed you’ve made the choice to care for your sleepy self. With every bedtime story, song, last drink, XO… you’ve done the foundational job of helping your child feel safe and be settled each night. This is important work.
So, congratulations! Whatever the reason – even if was just a fluke, even if it was only an extra 10 minutes – you got to sleep in a bit today. That was a gift for both of you. Here’s hoping for more bonus Z’s soon.