Exhaustion is one of the hardest things about being a parent. I remember one early morning when my kids were about 2 years and 2 weeks old that I called my sister in law and said please come help. I don’t think I can make it through the day. Being that tired is painful.
Luckily, the older they get the more you sleep. But it’s just never the same. There is always at least one bad dream, one wet bed, one ear infection, one tooth being cut.
(You should also check out Make Over Your Mornings if they are as crazy as mine used to be!)
Here are ten signs you’re a tired mom and I would love to hear all the crazy things you’ve done as an exhausted mama.
13 Signs You’re A Tired Mom
You are in the car and you’re running an errand.. but where were you going? You suddenly can’t remember why you were ever in the car to begin with.
You put the milk in the cabinet again.
You lost your cell phone for the third time today. Oh wait, found it. It was in the cabinet, too.
When your husband says he’s tired you roll your eyes at him so hard it hurts.
If he falls asleep on the couch after dinner you “accidentally” drop a pan in the kitchen while you’re doing dishes.
Your car keys are in the fridge.
You look down in the afternoon and realize, that is not my wedding ring on my finger…
You realize that in the last year you’ve increased your coffee consumption from one cup each morning to four.
You’ve also switched from Morning Blend to 100% Columbian.
You can’t remember the names of things. What is the thing you stand on in the ocean to ride waves? Oh yeah, surf board – thanks.
You started dishes, walked away and forgot the water was running.
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You beg your children to take a family nap. You resort to bribes. It doesn’t work. They expect you to pay the bribe anyway.
When your head finally hits the pillow, it only takes a maximum of 14 seconds to fall asleep.
You’re turn! Leave a comment and tell me your crazy tale.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.