Discuss: You Snooze, You Lose?
Jun 7, 2013
As I mentioned, I love to sleep in. It’s my very favorite thing. I even love it more than donuts. Probably because sleeping doesn’t have calories. And I’ve always loved it. I was the only six-year-old in history who could be reliably expected to sleep in. Except on Christmas morning, that would be sheer lunacy.
My adoration for staying in bed is a source of frustration for my Mother but a source of amusement for most of my friends. They’ll schedule brunch for 11:00AM, but jokingly tell me that it’s okay if I show up at 2:00PM. Miss M will come by to use the pool at 10:30AM, and I’ll tape the pool passes to the door the night before so she can get her time in the sun without interrupting my slumber. I once scheduled a haircut for 11:15AM on a Saturday and my stylist called me the day before and started the conversation with, “Let’s not pretend you’re going to show up on time for this, how does 3:30PM sound?”
My name is Belle, and sleeping is my vice.
So here’s my question: Do you sleep in? I know some people can’t (my Nana still gets up at 5:30AM every day, has for 80 years). How late do you like to sleep? And, perhaps most importantly, how late do you think is too late?
My old Boss once told me that he’d never hire someone who could sleep past 10:00AM on the weekends because it was a sign of laziness. A couple of my co-workers, who knew of my penchant for rising around 11:00AM or so, just laughed.
P.S. I know that sleeping in is a luxury that some people cannot afford. Parents especially. You have my condolences. I pray regularly that should I ever be blessed with children that they be happy, healthy and heavy sleepers.