I’ve embraced the fact that part of being a mom means I shouldn’t expect to feel well rested. Do I like that part of the job? Not particularly. Would I want to be doing anything else? Absolutely not.
That’s the best part about motherhood; I realize that this is the best and most important job I will ever have. I really enjoyed seeing my high school classmates over the weekend, and I was truly proud when I got to share what I do for a living. It was a nice feeling; knowing that I am the happiest I have ever been…and talking to so many others who’ve found themselves in the same situation…all blissfully happy and truly successful (whatever each person’s version of success looks like). I will write more about my favorite moments of the weekend when I’m a little bit more coherent. Honestly, this weekend was filled to the brim with fun reunion events…and, unfortunately, lots of driving. I am at a non-functioning level of tired today. It took EVERYTHING I had to walk to my desk and begin to write this post.
And yet…here I am: trying to write and edit the incoherent ramblings of an incredibly tired mommy brain.
I’ve decided to deem today a mommy vaca day. How do mommies vacation? Here are three ways to rest a tired mommy brain.
1. Whatever you do, do not get out of your pajamas. Baby doesn’t care if you showered. Baby doesn’t care if you are still in your pjs at the end of the day. You know what baby cares about? Your sanity. Rock those yoga pants with pride, lil mama. Long johns? Great. Big baggy sweats? The bigger the better. Don’t you dare get out of those pajamas. Not for $5 Moe’s Monday. Not for the grocery store. Not for the postman. Pajamas were meant for mommy vaca days.
2. Watch a movie when your baby sleeps. Need to do laundry? How about the dishes? Guess what? Those clothes will be there tomorrow. The dishes can wait to be scrubbed. Today is about you, little lady. Baby not taking long naps? Bring that baby into the living room with you. Mommy vaca days were meant for baby snuggles…and lots of them. Babies like movies too.
3. DO NOT MAKE DINNER. Mommy vaca days were meant for Zoe’s kitchen, a Publix Rotisserie Chicken, or something easily grabbed and placed onto plates.
My mommy vaca day started early this morning, and obviously I can’t take a full day off. Still, today I am going to take a break from everything that needs to be done. It is so needed.