Based Upon Episode 3 of ParentCast Podcast:
My favorite thing that people ask me is:
“Like a baby,” I say with my fake smile.
How’s he sleeping?
If you’re asking me this, you are one of three things:
1. You don’t actually know me, because if you did, you’d know how I am exhausted all of the time.
2. You’re a concerned mom-to-be or you have a non-sleeping kid of your own, and you’re hoping that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe if my kid suddenly has started sleeping through the night, that might mean that yours will too.
You know what I say to that?
3. Or, you’re just mean and kinda want to see me cry.
Hopefully you’re not number 3!
But no matter what, being super tired all of the time is something that I realize 99% of parents are going through, and we are pretty much signed up for sleepless nights for the rest of our lives. Even when Itty Bitty grows up a bit more, and *hopefully* starts to sleep, he is going to have restless nights, or I’ll be up late worrying about this or that.
Then he will be old enough where he will be out with friends, and I’ll be pacing the floor, eager for the moment he walks through the door.
So I’m giving myself a break for always being tired and for never having sleep. I’m a parent, and this is what parents do.
If you’re a new parent and we are getting together, I’ll most likely be coming with coffee for both of us. Lord knows we need it.
If you’re not a new parent, and have no idea the exhaustion that we all go through, save yourself the trouble. I’d like a medium iced french vanilla, skim and one splenda.
Anyone else exhausted? How do you combat it?