Nursing Voices

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Bedtime Story

"Bedtime Story" by Jim Daly

Once upon a time, there was a princess-nurse who worked a 16-hour shift every Saturday. She would leave her castle at 7:00 a.m. and wouldn’t return home until 1:00 a.m. the next morning. Needless to say, when she returned to her castle, she was a tired and cranky princess-nurse. Unlike her friend, the princess who couldn’t sleep with a pea under her mattress, the princess-nurse, who was exhausted when she returned home from work, could fall asleep on a bed of nails.

The princess-nurse hopes that fairytales really do come true, and that one day she won't have to work ridiculous hours anymore.



Blogger kario said...

Those who benefit from the princess-nurse's long shifts are undoubtedly terrifically grateful, so as she sleeps on her bed of nails, her dreams can be filled with that thought...

11:31 AM  
Blogger jbwritergirl said...

I feel your pain, but because you work those long hours, others don't have to. Think of it in the long term when the princess-nurse hits retirement and can think back on all the fairy tales she made come true.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Mother Jones RN said...

The princess-nurse just woke up and found your very nice comments. She is smiling, and thanks you for your kind thoughts:-)

1:06 PM  
Blogger Sid Schwab said...

Go back to sleep. You earned it.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Mother Jones RN said...

Hi Doctor Sid:

I'm taking your advice, I'm turning over and going back to sleep.
Thanks for your comment.

1:13 AM  
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