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I hatch a plan to get my phone out of the bed. I have not slept more than 5 hours in months. I am grumpy and my brain no longer seems to work.

I start to talk about kicking the phone out of the bed. I am trying to build an argument. But people are less supportive than I hoped. Many shake their heads and say, but isn’t she the one who wakes you up in the morning? And also, what if someone texts you in the night? Like one of your teenagers, needing something? What if there’s an emergency?, concerned mothers coo.

All good questions. The phone stays in the bed. For reasons of safety and for the sake of good parenting.


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