I remember when I was traveling through Mexico, back in my travel years, I met a guy in the hostel where I was staying. He never slept. Never. And it showed. He just did not look healthy. He needed to use chemical stimulents to keep himself awake. He told me life is too short, he didn't want to miss anything. I prefer to get a good nights rest so that I am awake when my eyelids are open, so I can enjoy the most important things in life. Like the time I spend with my daughter.
I am excited that baby girl is coming home. Excited to be a dad, who reads to his daughter, and holds her in his arms with two cats fighting over the real estate on his lap. It will be easier for me to help Laura, too, as I walk away from her when Zoë is cranky. If I want to ensure that Laura gets a good nap in, I can tell her about my dreams and ambitions, or I can just take Zoë for one of her "midnight" rides up and down 395.