"How are we even functioning with such horrible sleep?"
Good question, Mama. No idea.
Welcome to lack of sleep, part 2.
Again, sleep interrupted leads to wafer-thin patience and hallucination -- I dreamed of a Great White jetting through watery space right at me.
Or did I?
I awoke unscathed, but still...
So this morning as Mama rattled verbal sabres at the air around us and at a crying baby upstairs, all I wanted was to slip away into the garage to silence.
Then Mama slid upstairs to nurse a crying baby.
When she came back down she was all smiles and higher than a kite.
"Wow, that oxytocin does wonders."
Oxytocin, a mammalian hormone that acts primarily as a neuromodulator in the brain -- i.e., the "love hormone."
We should have oxytocin stations in every room, and on every street corner. Really.
That way we don't eat our young. Or each other.