I think the most exhausting thing about having kids is that there is no off switch. How many times have u wished for the sliding soundproofed window to slide up in the car? Or to be able to hit pause so your favorite whatever doesn't get broken into bits by that climbing toddler or rough-housing teen? Or a nice sleep button for those newborn infant nights or childhood nightmare evenings?!
This week has been so overwhelming mostly due to interrupted sleep. I love my children, but more than anything, I wish during, the 8 hours of sleep I need to be nice, my mommy alarm wasn't so sensitive. Every time I hear a cough or someone get out of bed to use the bathroom I wake up and then end up tossing and turning to get back to sleep.
My husband has this uncanny ability to only be awoken when it is necessary for his intervention or comfort. When the kids are sick, had a bad nightmare he awakes. If throwup sounds are heard and cleaning is needed, he is there. Somehow he stays asleep through the majority of their nighttime noises. The sad part is I can even hear them over my white noise rain app!
Oh, how I wish we were done with the sleepless stage but I hear for most it never truly passes. If it's not infant cries, it's childhood night terrors, night owl teenagers, and then empty nesters insomnia keeping you awake. So bear with me if I seem a little out of sorts this week. ;) I promise I will return to my normal, rational self once I get a solid 8 hours. Still, wish I had that remote to mute or pause time. I would love to have a rational thought or time to process. For now I will have to dream....errr daydream ;)
My Current Mantra
Walk humbly with God and do the work at your hands....