I learned a lesson last night I’m going to share with all of you. It reminds me of my favorite book as a child. It is an early edition of the Bernstein Bears book called “The Bike Lesson”. Papa bear comes home with a brand new bike for brother bear. But papa won’t let brother ride the bike until he teaches him a comprehensive bike lesson. The story is great because papa ends up doing everything wrong, crashing, getting scraped up, chased, and tells brother “Let this be a lesson for you, something you should never do”.
Anyway, I went to bed at 10:30 with a major head ache. I thought I’d sleep it off, but at midnight when I got up to feed Reed, my head hurt even worse. By 1am, Reed was finished and we both went back to sleep. By Reed’s 3am feeding my head felt like a bomb went off inside. So without thinking I took two extra strength Excedrin. The caffeine must have affected me because by 5am I was still not asleep, and very frustrated. Desperate for sleep and without thinking again I took two Benadryl. WoW, if you want to feel like a drunkard take Excedrin on top of Benadryl. By 5:30am I’d close my eyes and felt like the room was spinning. The Benadryl did the trick and before I knew it my girls were in my room. The clock said 7:30. I got up to feed my three kids, the Benadryl was still in full effect. I was dizzy and felt numb. I almost fainted in the kitchen. The Bike lesson… taking Excedrin and Benadryl is something you should never do. Sum total I got 5 hours sleep all chopped up in one to two hour increments. Oh the joy!