I find myself wondering, as I putter around the house doing dishes and watching TV and checking out new fonts, while facing another night of five hours of sleep (thanks for the genes, Mom)… what would my life be like if I got as much sleep as my son does? Aidan goes to bed, and essentially to sleep, at about 8:00 pm. He gets up any time between 5:30 am and 7:00 am, but usually around 6:30 am. And he takes an hour and a half to two hours of nap during the day.
That’s around 12 hours of sleep a day.
Now, there’s no earthly way I can approximate that amount of sleep. I have things to do in the evening (like dishes, laundry, cuddling), and my employers would not look kindly on my napping during the day, but what if I tried going to bed as soon after Aidan goes to bed as I can? Let’s say I walk the dog, help make the boy’s lunch, cuddle with the missus, all in about an hour. Then I go to bed. I could get about eight to eight and a half hours of sleep a night. And I could get nothing much else done.
The question is, would I have as much energy as my almost two-year-old? Or would I at least begin to approximate that. And would that be worth it?
I may have to try this.