Lack of Emotional Energy

My dear friend texted me last night, “I’m so tired I feel like can’t do this today I’m emotional and exhausted.” It was her first full day home with her beautiful new born son.  Her first child.

I saw her text as my 3 year old was crying because I wouldn’t let her eat cereal instead of lasagna for dinner; my 4 year old was crying because I couldn’t sit and do her preschool “homework” with her yet; and my 10 year old was crying because I was making him do his homework.

I just smiled and texted back, “If it makes you feel any better I don’t think I can emotionally do this tonight either.”

Motherhood can be trying no doubt.  Then at the same time the most rewarding, enjoyable, amazing job I’ve ever done.  Those moments of chaos pass.  Within the hour the 3 year old was playing in the bath, my 4 year old and I sat at the kitchen table and did her homework, and my 10 year old wrote a wonderful paper despite himself.

I checked on her later and she and baby were snuggled up sleeping.  You can’t explain it before you experience it.  I am so grateful to be a part of this roller coaster ride called motherhood.

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