But sleepy enough not to be able to get out of bed and do something useful because there just might be enough sleepiness there in order to fall back to sleep.
Then you spend the next four hours trying to fall back to sleep succeeding for ten minutes here or five minutes there. But By 2 o’clock in the morning you give up sleep as a bad job. You are too tired to get up and anyway you’d only land up waking the household so you read.
You read in the vain hope that your eyes will get so tired of being open that they’ll close of their own accord and blissful sleep will ensue
But three hours later and your cunning plan has failed, all you have is eyes that just ache. So you stop reading and lie there. Really still. And hope and pray that being still sleep will come.
Inevitably it does and then your kids rush in because it’s Sunday and can they please play on the Wii until you lazy grown-ups get and make breakfast…