Exhaustion

All of you mama’s out there – I know you know the full extent of the word exhaustion!

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, or an expecting mom, the daily hustle and bustle of life is, well, EXHAUSTING!

I’m a 22 year old, full-time working, mommy of one beautiful little girl.

By full-time I dont just mean my 40 hour week.. I mean from the time Lily’s eyes open I am in constant go-go-go mode! (…how does she have so much energy?!)

I would like to say that my day finally winds down when she goes to sleep, which is 75% of the time a fight in itself, but unfortunately it does not.

She has started teething and wakes up 4-5 times throughout the night. So I am usually on the move, I feel, 24 hours 7 days a week.

At the age of 22 I hear, “You’re too young to be tired” HA! (..walk away kaitlyn before you throat chop someone!)

Ladies, I don’t care if you’re 20 or 53.. you are EXHAUSTED after chasing around a 17 month old… AND going into work 40 hours a week? Some days I don’t know how I even put on matching shoes.

Don’t get me wrong, I am blessed to be able to work and that God gave me the opportunity to help support my family. It’s just that sometimes I’d like to look at Lily’s daddy and yell “please feed her, bathe her, and change her diapers tonight before I pop both of yall’s heads off!!”

Tyler is a great supporter and a great daddy.. but Lily is her mommy’s girl. As soon as I walk through the door she is attached to my hip, and boy do I love it. However, there are nights I want to lock myself in the bathroom with a bottle of wine and take a candle lit bath and unwind from my day.

Being a mommy is exhausting.. but it is also the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love my little princess more than I ever imagined you could love someone.

Although I miss my mid day naps, or even just using the bathroom in peace, the overwhelming feeling of love I feel when she squeaks in happiness to see me is something I would give up every single ounce of sleep for.

But for real mama’s.. what are some things you do to unwind from an exhausting day?