Today we’re joining Lisa Jo over at The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday. Every Friday writers join her and write for five minutes on one topic no over thinking and no editing. All are welcome! Come join the fun here–Five Minute Friday.
Being a mom is stretching me beyond myself. Way….beyond myself. I’m sitting here writing after a night of almost no sleep. It’s in part due to the fact that after a year of no sleep with a baby, my body is not used to more sleep–a full night’s sleep. So every other night, I can’t fall asleep at all. Then it’s due to impart we are weaning, potty training, and have a toddle sleeping in new bed all at the same time–in the same room. So one wakes the other up, which equals even less sleep.
So here I sit, waiting for a newly one-year-old to fall back to sleep, so I can go back to sleep, too. Stretch! Pre-kids, I loved my sleep. I still do, but I guess we won’t being seeing much of each other for a while.
Learning to be selfless is another way motherhood is really stretching me. You hear about all mothers have to do and be, but the reality is far more challenging than one not a mother could ever dream. It’s not just all the stuff needed to keep a family running, that’s hard, too, but it’s the inner stretching that’s the hardest….