Situations That Allow A Person to Utter the Phrase, "I'm tired" in the Presence of a New Mother:
1. You have been mistakenly arrested as an Al Qaeda operative. They use sleep deprivation torture to try and get information from you.
2. You are a soldier in unfriendly territory. You have to go on watch every three hours to make sure enemy soldiers aren't infiltrating your camp. This lasts for three to six months.
3. You get lost in the desert on a hiking trip. Wolves are chasing you. If you fall asleep longer than two hours they will attack. You are lost for one month.
4. You are a hunting guide for rare animals. You take a man out hunting, he accidentally shoots another guy and then starts hunting you so you won't tell on him. He takes all your clothes, food and weapons. It takes one week to find your way to the city while hiding from him. When you get to the city, no one believes you, so they throw you in jail. (Read this book, it's facinating.)
5. You are a depression-era twelve-year-old who is forced to work 12 hour shifts in a factory so your eight orphaned brothers and sisters can eat.
6. You have a newborn infant.
That about covers it.
Situations that do NOT apply:
1. You do a triathlon.
2. You do an Ironman.
3. You stay up late.
4. You stay up all night at a slumber party, and then sleep until noon.
5. You wake up early.