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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Just one of those times

Last night, exhaustion overwhelmed all my good intentions. I didn't blog. I didn't work on my next book proposal or critique manuscripts from my writers group. I didn't even clean the kitchen.
Instead, I fell asleep on the couch--and my husband fell asleep on the other couch.
I am thankful Christa was just as exhausted, thanks to a full week of kindergarten activities. So, for once, it wasn't a matter of running out of energy long before my five-year-old did.
I think that's one common fear among late-in-life moms (and dads.) We are afraid we aren't going to keep up with all the activity a young child thrives on. Sure, we talk about older being wiser. But older for me also means I get tired sooner.
People like to say, "I bet Christa keeps you young!"
My reply?
"Christa keeps me tired."

That's one of my realities of being a older mom.

1 Comments:

At 1:20 AM, Blogger Shannon Jones said...

You are so right about they "keep you tired." I wish it were, "they keep you thin." But anyway, I can't believe that when I finally slip between my sheets at night that my body could be so physically tired. I feel that some days I have run a marathon (I really have done that so I do know how that feels) keeping up with two boys and all that goes with just meeting their everyday needs to play with me. One day I told my oldest, when he wanted me to be a bear I would and then just lay there. Gabe said, “Mom you are suppose to be a bear!” In his eyes this meant chase me, growl, catch and tickle me till I can’t breathe. I said, “I am a bear, I am a hibernating bear.” He was not impressed and pushed me out of my cave on the couch. Thank you for reminding me that I am not the only one that runs out of energy!

 

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