Such were the words my trainer mentioned to me in passing this evening. And as I briefly looked up from the work I was catching up on at the local YMCA, all I could mutter was “Yup.” Did I look that bad? Was my fatigue that obvious? Apparently so. Recounting my day, I had done “all the right things.” I worked out, had some down time, ate right (mostly), got enough rest and worked hard. Yet, I was still so gosh darn tired. I think somewhere between school trips, pediatric appointments, music lessons and now sports practice…my get up and go just got up and went. Hopefully it will return in time to fold the mound of laundry, load the dishwasher and feed the dogs.
So then the point is this: Motherhood is sometimes just plain tiring. You can do all the right things and still feel tired. And even more important…it’s completely acceptable, expected and totally okay. Perhaps it is even the mark of a good mother because of our sacrifice for much needed sleep to make sure our families stay afloat.
Oh and to all those single moms out there…in my book…you are rock stars. All I can say is: WOW.
I’d love to stay and chat, but it’s time for Third Shift to start.