you know what time it is....6pm. I had a 6 hour gap between naps. bad idea! i woke up all confused and totally disoriented. I would recommend sticking to the schedule as closely as possible. I have lost all concept of a schedule. I keep trying to fit in the naps when I have time. Anyways, manish had to come in and wake me up. I really want to get to the point where I am waking up on my own after hitting REM sleep every time. I heard my alarm, was totally confused, and didn't even step into reality when I was turning it off. I remember turning it off, but it felt like i was watching myself turn it off as i layed in my bed. very strange. Feeling great. Gonna go get some dinner.
Perhaps due to my new commitment to not oversleeping, the past 2-3 days have really been great. I had a couple light sleeps in my chair (<1 hour), but the overall quality of both my naps and my awake time continues to increase.
Today, for example, I haven't been tired for the past 24 hours. My minor oversleep of 30 minutes was because I was bored and just spacing out at my computer.
Each nap I've had in the past 24 hours was accompanied by an awesome dream, and naturally ended before my alarm clock. Usually when that happens I get another quick nap in before the alarm goes off, but when I woke up early on my most recent nap, I just got out of bed. The funny thing is that I was SURE that I overslept - I felt great and it seemed like I was in bed for hours.
My wife and daughter have returned from their trip to Arkansas.
Currently, they're both taking naps to try to catch up on the past week of craziness. Little Dude is entertaining himself for the moment, so I wanted to write up the final edition of my temporary SAHD journey. I'm going to forgo the format I used for the first three days (archive: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3), and just focus on the trip as a whole.
I could totally do this full-time if the opportunity presented itself.
I've always told my wife that my dream was for her to make a ton of money, so I could be a stay-at-home dad. I'm normally half jesting about that because I really do think it is something I would enjoy. Obviously, there are a few things in my way, and while one of them is certainly the money aspect, the much bigger factor is that I honestly do enjoy my job. I get to do some amazingly cool things and work alongside some of the greatest folks in the world on the daily basis. That's not something that a lot of people can say, so it's not anything that I take for granted. If things were to change, however, staying home with the kids would definitely be a pretty good gig.
I am, by no means, implying that the job is easy.