I had this conversation with someone the other day.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Her: You look tired.
Me: I know.
Her: (Pointing to the bags under my eyes.)
Me: That's just how it is when you have young kids. I slept from 10:30 to 1:30 last night.
Her: That's really great. I am sure you really needed it.
Me: Huh? (blank stare)
Her: (Blank stare back at me)
Me: Oh. I slept from 10:30pm to 1:30am. I got 3 hours of sleep.
Me: (in my head)...as if I could sleep until 1:30 in the afternoon...ever.
It was a good reminder that, someday, I will get back to a normal sleep schedule and forget about this back-breaking tired that is the life of a mom with young kids.
I am not wishing it away, however. That would mean my kiddos were grown up.
And I am definitely not ready for that!
I'll take the tired so I can relish in these days of cuddles and kisses and tickles, etc.