Do you ever just see something and in that moment realise that it perfectly sums up your current state of parenthood? Perhaps it’s the laundry monster in the living room or hallway. Maybe it’s the dishes still waiting to be washed in the sink, or the ones that need to be put away in the dishwasher.
For us, it would be a photo of all our to-go coffee cups. Yes, I actually saved some of them from our most recent drive-thru coffee stops. We are running on fumes and caffeine right now. Both of our girls have not been sleeping very well and I swear they are tag teaming against us. One wakes up and we finally get that one to sleep when the other decides it’s time to wake up for whatever reason. It’s been a constant back and forth for over a month, maybe it’s two months now? I am honestly losing track now.
I am so thankful for those who gave us gift cards back when each girl was a newborn. They were such a blessing. We were able to grab food or coffee to help us through. Even now gift cards are incredible to receive. Coffee is what’s getting us through some days. If you have parents of young kids on your shopping list for the holidays and have no clue what to get them consider coffee or tea. Goodness, even offer to watch the kids so they can have a nap and feel human again.
All I want for Christmas is coffee and to sleep! They warn you that parenthood is exhausting, but you have no clue until it fully hits you. The days when you can barely keep your eyes open and find yourself falling asleep at the dinner table with your face about to go into your food. Now excuse me while I go reheat my cup… again!
If you took a photo right now to show parenthood from your viewpoint right now, what would it be of?
I know just what to get you for Christmas Mommy… coffee, coffee, more coffee, tea and the world's biggest travel mug that actually keeps drinks hot for 12hrs. Maybe a shirt that says "I Need A Nap" or "Sleep Is For The Weak". Dear Addie and Evie, all your Mama wants for Christmas is a good night's sleep.