Ever feel exhausted? Mentally drained ring a bell? This is how I feel these days.
Why, you ask?
Because I’m a mom.
I’m a mom to two very active, 100mph, hysterical, wouldn’t-trade-them-for-the-world four year old boys.
Sometimes I feel like the only people truly capable of totally understanding this can’t-shut—my-brain-off-even-when-I’m-sleeping feeling are other mothers. It’s a little extra bonus gift we get with those stretch marks, I guess. I swear, I wake up tired from all the thinking I get accomplished during the night.
My husband loves reading the news. (How does he even find the time?) He came across this article in the Washington Post yesterday that pretty much sums up what we (us moms) already know all too well.
I guess I just found some comfort is seeing it in writing (a fancy, schmancy “report”, no less!) and knowing that I’m not the only mother feeling this way. Nothing is more reassuring than knowing what you are feeling is not indigenous to you and you alone. Support in numbers, right?
Take a moment to read through the article and share with fellow moms who you know are experiencing the same exhaustion and mental fatigue. Even moms that may appear to have it all together have rough patches here and there, and that’s PERFECTLY NORMAL! Moms get worn out. Thanks to the aforementioned report, this is now a scientific fact! (Take that, naysayers!)
As important as it is to support our fellow moms, it’s even more important to share this concept with those who might not realize the amount of work that goes into being a mom. It’s something that we cannot turn off. We can’t, and we don’t want to. It’s all part of being a wonderful, amazing, superhero mom.
Margie P. is mom to fraternal four-year-old, redheaded boys, and the voice behind Double the Giggles.