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Today's piece is by fellow blogger/mom/ADHD queen, Sarah Almond. She writes over at The Sadder But Wiser Girl. I can't even tell you how many times she's posted a blog or a status and I'm sitting over here nodding my head because I get it. Oh my do I get it. She's funny and genuine, she's kind and considerate, she's quirky and awesome.
You can find her on Facebook here and on her blog here. With love and respect, I give you Sarah.
I'm Tired-A Guest Post By Sarah Almond
As movie buffs, we watch a lot of movies in our house. We often catch ourselves quoting certain movies often throughout the day, as well as singing songs from some of them. One song in particular that I find myself singing lately is from the movie Blazing Saddles.
Madeline Kahn, one of my favorite funny females, gets up to sing her number. She sings about being tired. Why is that? While I’m not tired in the context that she sings about, I find it hysterical.
As a mom, wife, and female, I can so relate to this.
Right now it’s 11:45 in the morning and I can’t even keep my eyes open!
No, I’m not a new mom. I don’t have babies keeping me up half the night. I’m not chasing after an active toddler. I have two children-one is an eight year old boy with ADD and numerous other issues and a five year old girl who has an iron will.
I certainly don’t like to complain. And I certainly don’t say anything to my husband. He always manages to turn it into a contest “I bet I’m more tired than you are…” He works 65 hours a week these days, but I think I’m still allowed to feel sleepy now and then.
That’s right, I am TIRED.
I’m tired of everything not being quite good enough. I’m not good enough for anyone to hire me. I’m not a good enough housekeeper. I’m not a good enough Mom. I’m sure even the pets have their two cents worth to put in here when it comes to rating my goodness.
I’m tired of arguing. My son can turn anything into an argument. Even breakfast:
Me: “What do you want for breakfast.”
Son: “Cheerios. No milk in the Cheerios. And orange juice.”
Me: “We’re out of orange juice. You can have milk, apple juice, or water.”
Son: “But I want orange juice.”
Me: “We don’t have any orange juice. I gave you your choices.”
Son: “Well can’t you go get orange juice?”
We live in the middle of nowhere, and I’m standing in front of him still wearing my pajamas and unshowered. Me: Um, no.”
Son: “MY LIFE IS RUINED! THIS IS THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE! You are so mean to me!”
He has been up for five minutes…It makes for one long tiring day of arguing. I’m tired of being a mediator and saying sentences like this 1000 times a day: “I’m sorry he breathed on you to try to support his hypothesis, and I’m sorry she tried to lick your nose. Just get along.”
I’m tired of being broke. I’m tired of my hair not cooperating. What’s a girl got to do? I do an awful lot of work to get my hair to look this bad.
I’m tired of crabby husbands who can’t take a little time each day or even just once in a while to say a kind word and show a wife a little appreciation and love.
I’m tired of other human beings in my household not eating the food I cook. I wonder why I bother to even attempt to make meals much of the time.
I’m tired of my phone not staying charged long enough. And I’m tired of forgetting to charge it.
I’m tired of people not getting that what I do is important, not only as a mom, but as a writer. Just once I’d like someone to say to me “You write? Tell me more!” instead of acting like he or she did not hear what I just said.
I’m tired of kids television programming, even if it is educational.
I’m so tired that I don’t sleep. I have to take stuff to help me sleep, but even that has its caveats. It either takes forever to work, or I fall asleep sitting up at my laptop, which I can assure you is not the most restful kind of sleep that you can get!
So yeah, I’m tired…
So Moms, I know you love your kids and your husbands, but we’re all allowed to be tired. What makes you tired? What are you tired of?
Sarah Almond is a freelance writer and blogger who pens the wildly unpopular humor blog The Sadder But Wiser Girl.
She also is the mother of two adorable future Nobel prize winners and the wife of an Evil Genius. You can read all about her adventures at http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com Bring chocolate, lots of chocolate.