Louis Adam

Louis Adam

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Divorced and mummy of little boy! Partner / owner in a young, fast growing maternity, baby and childrens company selling. clothing and products within the industry. Childrens writer and currently working on a series for teenagers and adults.

Friday, 16 September 2011

What happens without Sleep!

Well it has been a while I know but I have been a busy little bunny!

I have also been a tired little bunny, which has caused me to do some very strange things! The other night I was so tired as my little boy was having trouble sleeping as well as nightmares. I was in a bit of a hurry and did not look at the label on some medicine I was taking myself. I intended to take cough medicine but had a spoonful of childrens paracetamol! I thought it tasted bettter than usual, and then realised that I had made a little mistake! When I give him medicine I am always extremely cautious and even keep them in a separate place but was so busy thinking about him that I obviously picked up the wrong bottle! At least it was a nice taste! Amazong what a lack of sleep can do to you and your actions. Sleep deprivation can be one of the biggest causes of accidents in the home with parents! To make matters worse we close our shop on a Wednesday and yesterday I was absolutely convinced it was a Wednesday. I did not find out until the end of lunchtime so ended up having 2 days off work! Not intended I assure you but again I had had a bad night with my little boy!

Problem is where is the line drawn? So many parents are feeling constantly tired and make silly mistakes and can get very clumsy. I have not only seen this with myself but also with other parents also suffering from sleep deprivation.

Also, I have been concentrating on a few new books. I am hoping to aim my main book to children of around 13 upwards but will have to see how it goes. I am also busy writing other childrens stories at the moment as well as working and looking after a very clingy little boy! At present he is having a bad time at school and not finding some aspects easy. I think bullying happens a lot due to parents talking and children overhearing conversations which they should never be privy to and can cause aggrevation between children. Another problem is that he is the youngest in his class and now in year 2 even though he was only 6 on the 24th August. I think when they start school they do feel it and no doubt will for the next 3 years or so!

Anyone else have sleep problems with their children like this which makes them so tired they get clumsy? I am sure lots of parents do!

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