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Going Crazy. Keeping Calm
March 23rd, 2012

In Britain in 2009 the saying “Keep calm and carry on” was everywhere.  I don’t really know what the genesis was, but it was officially a “thing.”  Since then the saying has been adapted countless ways (my favorite is “Keep calm and act like Kate Middleton”), and my sister found an ironic take on the phrase on a greeting card.  She snatched it up and waited for the right opportunity to send it.

Knowing full well that SSP is slowly killing me with all these overnight feedings, she decided I was the most appropriate recipient.  So last night, after kids were tucked in and my belly was full of risotto and ice cream I opened the mail and found this card from her.

Since we started SSP on cereal last weekend she wrote that she hoped that by the time I received her card he’d be sleeping through the night.  And if not, she recommended that I follow the advice on the front of her card.  It lightened my mood instantly.

Then, in a happy twist of fate last night SSP only woke up once.  Imagine it!  Today I only feel somewhat sleep deprived, which is a vast improvement over incredibly sleep deprived.  Things are really looking up!

So, in response to Anne’s very apt mailing, I created a poster of my own which I think perfectly encapsulates my approach to life these days:

Thanks, Anne.  As always, you know just how to lift my spirits!  I love you.

5 Responses to “Going Crazy. Keeping Calm”

  1. Cathy Says:

    Oh yeah! See, I correctly remembered that when you get to the point where you think you JUST CAN’T TAKE ANYMORE – something changes! Glad to hear. Hope your road to sleep-deprived recovery is a short one.

  2. BigLittleWolf Says:

    Just chuckling… I know the trials and tribulations of sleep-deprivation all too well.

    KEEP GOING… Throw cereal?


    Hope you catch some zzzs this weekend.

  3. anne Says:

    I was hoping you’d open it at the perfect moment:) I love you!! The genesis…actually originated during WWII when London was getting bombed to pieces. THAT was the British slogan for everyone during the Blitz. Very, very British:) Mom gave me a mug with that slogan when Lucy was first born…I wanted to pass it on, but I liked this one better:)

  4. anne Says:

    At least I like it better for your current state….you already know how to keep calm awfully well. I thought throwing stuff might be even more therapeutic.

  5. Gale Says:

    Anne – Oooh, thanks for the history lesson. When I tried to find out more about the whole “Keep calm” phenomenon I didn’t come across anything about WWII. So fascinating.