What can I say? Sometimes you just want to take a quick break – snuggle in for a long winter’s nap. Yeah, I know it’s the middle of summer. But you get my point… a little hibernation could do a mutha some good!
I am fully aware that you can’t sleep your problems away. I am more interested in burrowing into a pile of pillows and blankets where I can’t be found and I don’t need to come out. Just for a few days. Not even to sleep, just to rest. Just for solitude.
I’ve heard the word “Mommy” a few too many times in the past week. I love being that subject matter, but can’t they just pick another word once in a while? I’d happily respond to “hey Lady!” After 4 days of traveling and hotels, followed by 3 days of a new routine (or lack thereof), my two toddlers finally wore down. They watched 8 movies and took 2 1/2 hour naps. No fighting. No crying. No expectations of lollipops, cookies or iPads.
Had I not needed to work all day, it would have been my day of dormancy. Instead I rewarded them with Oreos (my suggestion, not their demand) and told them how proud of them I was for being so good all day. That felt good after 3 days of battling.
I could still use a little dormancy. To get through a day where nobody needs me feels so simple, yet so unfathomable. Do you even know how far fathom is?
Eh, it’s only like 6 feet…
To get somewhere you gotta go uphill. No, that’s not right.
To succeed, you must feel defeat… well that’s probably true, but I don’t think it’s a saying.
To not down a bottle of wine every night, you have to go to AA. Uggh, also true, but I’m getting off topic…
I will go through the lows to reach the highs. I will push my limits to feel success. And I will face every challenge head on to come out a better person on the other side. That is why I will not go dormant. That is why I will live like a human, not a bear and sleep away the tough times. I will be Mommy every single friggin’ time they say “Mommy!”