Exhaustion… every mom who’s reading this probably just took a deep breath in and exhaled deeply. No one knows exhaustion better than a mother. Men, well…I don’t think they really have a clue.
My husband was gone on an overnight trip for work. He had to drive a couple hours each way. Bigs and Lil both had colds and were teething. Yes, we had a blast at our house with 5 hours of sleep. My husband came home from his trip and uttered this unbelievable statement, “I’m so exhausted from driving and entertaining!” Yes, you absolutely read that correctly. He had a two hour drive, an evening of entertaining (which included a 7 course meal), a junior suite (cough, cough, peace and quiet), and drove two hours home the next day. The most absurd thing was that he couldn’t understand why I looked at him as if he was insane.
Are you kidding me?
There is one more thing us moms know about being tired. You think to yourself, there is no way in the world I can ever be more tired than this. The universe then decides to mock you! Hence, the next night in our household. Bigs woke up screaming at 2am. What makes this worse is his room is right above ours and you can hear everything. I comforted him and put him back down to only have him start screaming again.
No one knows exhaustion like a mom
I then promptly sent my husband back up who was supposed to sleep with him in the extra bed. He comes back half hour later. He had put the awake Bigs back in his crib. I was then awake until after 5:30am when I fell asleep on the couch. You see, the universe decided to be cruel and apparently give Bigs an extra dose of energy. The child kicked his crib, did the running man, and pointed at the camera and laughed. This was all while my exhausted entertaining husband lay beside me and snored. How do we do it? How do we manage to function some days?