“Why am I so tired?” That is a question I ask myself on a daily basis.
“Why can’t I just wake up?” I wonder to myself, “Do other moms feel like this? probably not, other moms are better than I am, other moms get more sleep. Other moms are ‘super’ in comparison to me.”
“Why am I always tired?” I ask myself as I decide wether or not I should wear yoga pants again for the 4th day in a row. “Maybe because Little Bear thinks it’s his job to try and figure out a way to be permanently affixed to my boob….I don’t know, maybe that’s why.”
” Gosh, I’m so exhausted! Why?! Maybe because Bug refuses to go to bed at night and some nights its 10 before I can get her to fall asleep. How many times does one little person need to go to the bathroom?! Some nights I feel like I’m living in the book ‘Go the F to sleep’ [WARNING: excessive use of the F- word but as a parent, very- extremely relatable]….Yes, that could be it, but even on the worst nights she’s asleep by 9:30 or 10:00″
“Maybe it’s because I’m up till 1:00 A.M. working on my blog because that’s my only quiet time. No, I was tired before I started my blog.”
“I always wake up and try and spend time time with Husband when he gets home from work around 5:45 because lately, thats the only time we have to ourselves. Yeah, but even on a good day Bug and Little Bear are up by 7:00 making their morning demands for food and attention. So it’s not that much of a difference.”
“I can hardly keep my eyes open! the kids kept getting into bed with me last night. I kept putting them back in their beds but the next thing I knew, I was sandwiched between them again. The other night I woke up curled up at the end of the bed because they had taken up all the other space.”
“I can’t seem to get anything done because I’m so flipping tired! did I shower today?, Brush my teeth?, Put on deodorant?, Makeup! What’s that? Tomorrow I’m going to the gym, that might help.”
“I am so crabby today…I was crabby yesterday too…And the day before yesterday…Am I always crabby? I’m just so tired! And the kids just won’t let up! In their defense, they are kids and kids usually don’t let up.”
“I miss working outside of the home. I feel like everything I do here with the kids is just to survive and I’m still tired!”
“Oh, I know why I’m so tired. I’m a mom. get used to it self. you have at least 18 more years of this but that’s optimistic thinking because you know despite all the struggles and the constant fatigue, these little monsters are your everything and to deny them or yourself the joy of more siblings is not going to happen. ”
It doesn’t really matter what you do. You could be a stay at home mom or a mom working outside of the home. Being a mom is a labor of love. You are CONSTANTLY laboring out of love for your children so you are constantly tired. The light at the end of the tunnel is when you are old and you become an empty nester! Then, you will be old and if you are anything like my mom, you will still have your kids around making demands (love you mom!)….So really, from here on out, you will always be tired…Welcome to your new body! Embrace it. Good luck, and here’s to the weekends away from your children when you end up sleeping the entire time in preparation for the next 3-6 months of pure exhaustion.
It’s all totally worth it because you get to raise interesting, hilarious, exhausting little people and they love you unconditionally and you love them too…At least most of the time.