Us Moms Have it rough! We are always exaughted and always have so much to get done! Here are 10 reasons Moms are Always Tired!
1. Kids wake up early
Little kids do not like to sleep. They tend to be up with the sun. If they could find a way to be up for 24 consecutive hours they would. They feel like they need to be apart of as much as they possibly can and never want to give into sleep because they may just miss out on something Fun!
2. We have too much to do in short amounts of time
We are ALWAYS in a hurry. Hurry to get to school, hurry to get food made, hurry to get the kids to bed, hurry through the store, nothing is at a peaceful pace because we have too much to get done in a day since we have so many more people to take care of besides ourselves. We are always stretched thin doing the work of 5 people and it is only us.
3. We make lists
When we go to bed at night we lay there and make list after list of things that need to be done in the morning, tomorrow, before the kids have grandkids, what we forgot to get done. The lists are endless and we continue to do them over and over and over again.
4. We remember things
While we are making our lists we remember to go do something and have to get up and go do it. It never fails we are at the end of our list and about to fall asleep when oh no! we forgot to put the food in the fridge or switch the laundry so it doesn’t smell, or check the kids homework. It never fails something always pops up!
5. We check on things
We wake up and go see if the baby is breathing, if our toddler is up playing, if our teenager snuck out. We look to make sure we turned off the stove even though we cooked dinner hours ago. If that load of laundry ever got switched over. Did we lock the door? Did his homework make it back in his backpack?
6. We prepare for things
Get lunches made for tomorrow, lay out the clothes, clean the house in case someone comes over, did we get this week’s meal plan ready yet? They got their homework done? Do I need to get anything else from this store in case we run out in the next few days?
7. We are monster slayers and bad dream fixers
Why do kids have to wake up so many times in one night? Mommies are there in the middle of the night to slay monsters, cuddle fears away, and reassure fearful children. While sometimes this is such a great feeling for us as moms, knowing we are there for our children when they need us, there are other times we are so tired and have been up 10 times that night to pee because our bladders are all messed up from carrying these kids for 9 months that we just want to sleep in our nice comfy beds.
8. If we wake up we start everything over again
If we do wake up in the middle of the night we then begin the list all over again. Which leads to I forgot to turn out that light, I forgot to brush my teeth, Did the kids get everything done? Did I feed the Dog?
9. We take longer to get ready
We are not just getting ourselves ready in the morning or ready to leave somewhere, we have to make sure everyone and everything is ready as well. It can take us ladies some time to get breakfast for the kids ready, their clothes out and on our clothes out and on, our hair up and possibly some makeup. Where is your other shoe? How did you get toothpaste on the celling? I mean really when kids are getting ready the possibilities are endless for what could go wrong. Men get up brush their teeth get dressed and are link what is taking you so long? Seriously? How about a what can I do?
10. Things with kids take 10 times as long than they would without kids
Kids make everything take forever, I know you have a shopping list at the store and it should only take you 10 minutes to get everything, add a toddler and I promise you will forget things, get things you do not need, and take closer to 1 hour. That is just the way it is.
Bonus: Kids suck the energy out of us.
Yep, they are energy suckers they take as much energy as they can that is how they are able to go go go! We don’t even have a fighting chance because from the time you are pregnant they learn to take your energy for their own. One day some genius is going to figure out how to bottle that energy kids have so us parents can have at least 50% of it back. Until then, good Luck mamas. I am right there with you!