I’m too old to do this

One of my dogs was sick on Thursday night. She might have licked up some of the fire splattered grease from the steak. She kept me up all night with her need to go out every 90 to 120 minutes.  Last night I guess I was too tired to hear her. I got up once when she barked and then fell into a very sound sleep.  Who knew she’d have the trots two nights in a row. All over my living room carpet.  And I do mean all over!

I can only assume that if I was younger, I’d have heard her and let her out. I’m simply too old to miss two nights of sleep in a row.  How the hell do mothers do this for years at a time?