Monday, January 15, 2007

one for human hibernation

Last night I crawled into bed early and I began to get warm (yes it is finally cold here in New England-it is a sort of bone chilling damp cold- even though we have yet to have snow) I turned to smart daddy-o and confessed my insane jealousy of bears-- I told him all I could think about was hibernation. How come other species get to hibernate and we don't. Yes I would like to cast my vote for human hibernation. To just crawl into bed and sleep and sleep and sleep- and not get up until spring....

It is especially great because your kids will also be hibernating, therefore no messes, also no shoveling, no freezing cars, no winter gear to keep everyone hatted, gloved, booted, etc, kind of like a mini vacation, and when you awake I bet you will feel like those people look on the prescripti*n sleep aid commercials-

4 comments:

Sabra said...

Well guess what TV taught me last week? Humans CAN hibernate. Well, baby humans, anyway. They have the same "brown fat" (remember this is me trying to remember what I saw on Discovery really late at night) as bears and other hibernating animals. So that when in extreme temps for an extended period, their body will also go into hibernation, transfering most of the blood to organs while the body uses the brown fat to keep the limbs and extremities warm, while other funtions go into a kind of suspension. Or something. Anyway, so you can be jelous of babies, too.

Gabriela said...

I'm with you-I would love to hibernate-especially during the first 4 months of pregnancy.

Char said...

Sabra's a nerd.

CHEL said...

Hibernation is cool.. I think I did do it in my first 3 months of pregnancy! HA