Recently, I've had so many things going on that blogging has fallen to just the bare minimum, just the posts that I've made outside commitments to write. As that trend continues, I want to send you over to Five in Tow to read her post "Counting the Hours."
This particular quote described me perfectly after I had Mary:
With all the hours counted, I knew just how tired I could be, or irritated, or unproductive. I knew how much to require of other people and how much to coddle myself. I knew what I could or could not do.
Ok, I confess, I started doing this after Charlotte was born! I began to idolize sleep. I told anyone who would listen that all of my problems would be solved if I could just get a full night's sleep. It wasn't true then, and it isn't true now. And letting go of that belief was very freeing for me. Refusing to let sleep be an idol was one of the best parenting decisions I ever made.
If you are a mom of young children, I guarantee Kristen's Counting the Hours will move you to tears. Especially if you are sleep deprived. (You are more weepy when you are sleep deprived like me, right?)