SEX and SLEEP. Both of which you don’t get enough of once you become a parent. I name both because they are both equally important, but it seems that you often have to choose between the two. I love both. But given the choice, if I have the opportunity of one over the other, sleep wins. I simply can’t turn sleep down. I love my bed, I have learned how to function on low levels of sleep, it is a given fact that you just don’t sleep the same once you become a parent, I accept that, it’s not a choice, your body just functions to be in tune with the fact that little people need you 24-7, and so your own sleeping pattern adjusts to it. I think men and women must be wired differently, as my Mr has many a time woken to say what a good nights uninterrupted peace we had, blissfully unaware that I had been up to boy 1,2, or 3, numerous times…….. And that is ok. I am a mother, it is my duty of care to be there, to hear the whimpers and the coughs and the snuffles, to find the dummies and the teddies, to go for a wee, to catch the buzzing fly or Mozzie, to put the pj top on, or off, to reassure that wolves are not out there, that mr fox stays outside, to sing our special lullaby, to give that last cuddle and kiss, I am the honoured one.