Motherhood… a whole other level of EXHAUSTION.

I am exhausted. I am physically and mentally tired so often that I honestly have just stopped recognizing how exhausted I really am. I am a perfectly healthy active young woman (well… young may be exaggerating), yet I feel like I am constantly just overcoming the feeling of being worn out. I look around and I see other moms that have just as much on their plate that always seem to look like they are full of energy. Am I missing something?

So last night my daughter was up almost the entire night with nightmares about dinosaurs and lions with big teeth. I have been dragging my feet all day and am honestly just waiting for that oh so quiet ‘down time’ when I might be able to close my eyes for just a quick minute. But then again… the laundry isn’t going to do itself and dinner certainly doesn’t magically appear on the table. I skip the ‘down time’. Now, to my surprise my daughter has a burst of energy and wants to play hide and go seek outside. We go out and play nonstop for an hour until we have to go and pick up my son from school. To anyone looking from the outside in, they would have no idea that I feel like a walking zombie, just trying to get one step closer to bedtime while still enjoying the day and not losing my patience.

So, my guess is that I am not the only one that is beyond EXHAUSTED. If you are sitting at home at this very minute thinking that you are alone in feeling like you are tired beyond belief… just know that I am too. Oh, and by the way… now is NOT the time to tell me that your kids have slept through the night since they were born. It is also NOT the time to question why my daughter has nightmares about lions, or tell me to nap when my kids nap.  Now is the time to tell me that I’m doing a good job, and that sometimes motherhood is just downright exhausting. I’m not complaining… really I’m not… I’m just simply pointing out what seems obvious but sometimes needs to be said.

Motherhood is such a great blessing, but it is also a lot of hard work. To all the moms out there that are dreaming of three solid hours of ‘down time’… you’re doing a great job. I’m not sure if you’ll ever get that time you need to recoup and overcome the feeling of being worn out… but you will get through it. Some days I feel far less exhausted than others. Today I am tired. I am worn out. I feel like sleep is something to look forward to. So the next time you are feeling the same way I am today… tell another mom. Tell another mom that you too are exhausted. It makes it just a little bit easier to get through the day knowing that there are secretly other walking mombies out there too.


Motherhood… a whole other level of EXHAUSTION. — 13 Comments

  1. I am a walking mombie too…always exhausted- thanks for the reminder that I am not alone! 🙂 Hope you get some sleep! 🙂

  2. Every word you wrote here is true of me, too. I maybe could have written this post, if I weren’t. so. tiiiired.

  3. MEE TOO. so exhausted. headaches, nausea, 6 months of waking up evey night for the baby and having to take care of another 2 years old… -_- I never thought a human being could ever reach a level of tiredness like that… good to know that i am not alone. God I envy people who can sleep….

  4. strange enough..happy to read this…it felt like you wrote my heart out…tiredness beyond words and am going for my PhD qualifiers in a couple of days…wish me luck and wish you the same..