Nyquil is great, don't get me wrong.
That's why I took some last night, right? When the coughing woke me from a sound sleep, I poured some of the evil green liquid into a tiny plastic cup, gulped, and then collapsed back on the bed.
Drugged sleep = Glorious.
Except when the sleep is finished, but the drugged is not.
The small one woke me up pretty late, actually (please, God, is the pattern of 5 am wakeups over? Please?) but the Nyquil was just getting started. I didn't feel too bad--no headache/hangover/delerium tremens.
Only my brain was still someplace tucked in our rumpled sheets.
At playgroup, I wanted to manually coax the thinking gears into motion. Shouldn't there be a little crank or hand pedals someplace? I kept looking at the other moms and thinking--"Conversation. Right. Got to make conversation. Conversation....How do I talk again?"
Got through lunch at the hour before nap, watching the clock minute by minute.
Fell asleep like a log and barely noticed the time pass by. Two hours felt like ten minutes.
Thankfully, my head is now more clear. Except I missed most of the day.
Question: tonight, when I start coughing again, do I go for the Nyquil?
Oh, drugged sleep. How tempting you are. Except for the drugged awake part, you're totally worth it.