Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Exhaustion! Clear and Utter

I read about some amazing moms out in blogosphere and really I don’t know how they do it. I only have three kids – not six, not multiple multiples, just one set. But there are days when I just can’t do it anymore.

I called in sick to work yesterday. And rolled back over in bed. And slept until 11:45 am. I can’t believe it myself. I haven’t slept that late since I was in college and we didn’t get home before daybreak. Monday night I went to bed at a decent hour, although I already felt kinda crappy. Nothing in particular, just drained. I’m not really sure what did it.

  • Maybe it was the kid who had to do his first ever book report, and then turned his book back into the library on Friday
  • Maybe it was facilitating 2 book reports over the weekend
  • Maybe it was the fact that these reports were actually projects that took hours upon hours
  • Maybe it’s that little man is not quite potty trained, and refuses to let anyone put his pants back on other than me, causing numerous interruptions.
  • Maybe it's that it has been too fricking cold for too long. I did not chose to live in the south so I could wake up to 16 degree weather every day for 12 days straight. I hate the cold!
  • Maybe it’s the after Christmas blues.
  • Maybe it's that work has been kinda nutty.
  • Maybe it’s this AWFUL toothache I have and can’t get grips on and am waiting for money to come in so I can go to the dentist.

And writing all this makes me want to crawl back in bed. I don’t know. I know a lot of you have it worse off than me – but I needed a day to rest and a day to vent and I’ll be better tomorrow. I hope!

Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life. ~Annette Goodheart


  1. I've been sick the last few days and it's NO fun. The kids just don't understand that sometimes Mommy needs a day of rest. They're so used to seeing us go, go, go all the time that they're in shock when they see us feeling under the weather!

    Hope your day of rest helps to rejuvenate you!

  2. i am sort blah-sy too. i can't get motivated to do much aside from the bare essentials which do not include cleaning anything or doing laundry. i am giving it a week to wear off.

  3. Hey, I'm all for the crawling into bed and just being..nothing to do. Shut the thought process down, except for maybe thinking about getting some other comfort cocoa, bubble bath, etc. Try to set the worries aside as good as possible and just be. I don't know how some of the moms do it either. Seems like some are ridiculously busy. I always find some time for some me time and just what you did, helps keep the sanity!

  4. Hope things perk up for you. We all have off days, they happen.

  5. I think you have a good case of 'winter funk'. I have it, others I know have it. It sucks.

    I only hope it goes away soon or I'm finding a cave and hibernating for the rest of the season.

  6. Wow! Clearly your body needed to catch up and it is definitely okay to do just that! I hope you're feeling better soon and rested and not so drained.

  7. I hope today is going better for you!!! ((hugs))


  8. Hope you are feeling better today (the 14th). I posted your story on my blog today and you got a comment from someone who could relate to your story. Here is the link if you'd like to check it out...

    (Hope that works.)


  9. I totally took the kids to school the other day and crawled back into bed for a nap. Really, you can only ask for so much from one mom!

  10. Stopping by from SITS. Sometimes we need to listen to our body and do exactly what it says. I hope a day of rest helped you!!

  11. Honey, after not one, but TWO book reports I'd need a day off too!

    As for the cold, I live in the South mere minutes from the beach and it's been frigid here as well. The Hubby is a Yankee and is holding out hope for snow...


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