Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mommy Hangover

 

Please excuse me.
             No… I haven’t been drinking.


Yes… I promise I did graduate high school. 

I even graduated college.

I once had a brain. 

I once could sleep for more than 4 hours without being woken up.

I once could actually shower in the morning, and go to the bathroom without a cheering section…or a small child actually on my lap.

I used to have significant things to say--- about significant matters.

I promise I used to be more Spiritual.



but now…

 

Now, I am just sorry. 

If I can’t seem to put together an intelligent sentence…please don’t judge me.  I promise I do have something to say…I just can’t remember even simple words sometimes.


If I don’t keep eye contact the whole conversation… it is not that i don’t care what you are saying… I just need to make sure my 3 little llamas are still alive and in the building.

And If I walk by you and am in a groggy daze…
             Really, I haven’t been drinking.  
                                         And I am not ignoring you. 

I just have a mommy hangover.
  

And I probably just drove the entire way here listening to 
            “mama, mommy, ma-ma-ma, Mommmmmmie, 
              MAH- meeee”

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I am a recovering mommy….
                 though I am not sure I am recovering…
                                         or if I ever will recover. 


And though it’s definitely taken it’s toll on my mind and body…
 I am not sure I want to recover. 
      Cause this whole “mommy brain” is totally worth it.
                  

 
So, do you have any home remedies out there
for a Mommy Hangover??

Other than the 3 cups of coffee I have already had this morning.

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12 comments:

  1. Great post...I can totally relate! :o)

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  2. I think a tall glass of sweet tea and a nap for everyone works!

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  3. I 2nd the Nap thing...and a little Me Time. Here's the link to a great post that may help,

    http://flourishingmother.blogspot.com/2010/04/me-time.html

    ...and now, I will go get rid of my Mommy Hangover...well, not now, but maybe tonight around 9 PM...and there lies the problem :)

    Good Post!

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  4. oh boy, can so relate!! the part about never having eye contact is so true! I always wonder if people think I'm not listening to them and often apologize for not looking at them just in case. I definitely have mommy hangover!!

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  5. Yes! I don't think there is a Mommy out there who doesn't relate! But you sound smarter than you think.

    By the way, we are going to try to potty train on Tuesday! Whew! I'm tired already!

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  6. Visiting from WFMW- this was great! I wish I had a remedy. I even put three kids down for "naps" at the same time and can't get a nap in myself, even when laying down on my bed. *sigh* I'm just looking forward to a full night's sleep again.

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  7. Ah yes, I can sadly relate to the shower (or lack there of)

    Bacardi Rum is my remedy for a Mommy Hangover, but then you may have to deal w/ a whole other kind of hangover.

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  8. I just read this and thought, "exactly!" I love reading your blog Carrie. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and life moments with all of us.

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  9. Rest. Physical and spiritual rest..."come to me all who are weary". I can totally relate to the foggy brain and fatigue that caffeine can cure. So, my remedy...get a babysitter (who will fold laundry) and rest. Love you!

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  10. A glass of wine...sometimes the "mommy brain" causes my mind to race in a million directions at once, and a glass of wine calms my thoughts down enough to have a relaxing and intelligent conversation with my husband.

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  11. love this. i'm so with you. and i only have 1 baby! i am guessing it gets a bit worse with each one. but yes, it's totally worth it!!!

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  12. I love this and even after two kids and almost twelve years of motherhood later I still feel like I'm living the mommy hangover. I thought that after they got out of the toddler stages life would get easier. No, it's just different in so many ways. But, I wouldn't change it for the world.

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