I Need a Vacation From My Children
Ok, I admit it. At the risk of sounding like a horrible mom, I need a break from these kids. Not just a night out while they are with a sitter but several hours, maybe an entire day without someone crying MOOOOMMMMYYYY. I know, I know, they are both sick. Double ear infections. I have sympathy. But my brain is adled from lack of sleep, clingy children who don't want me to put them down, tears that seem to spring out of nowhere, I can't get 2 minutes alone to pee let alone work which has stressed me, too. There's also a severe lack of tequila, um, I mean coffee and adult time. I pride myself on the strength of my lower back and even my arms but they downright hurt from carrying someone all week. A 32 pound someone and usually a 24 pound someone at the same time. And right now I wish some of you gals lived closer so you can join me out on the town for a, um, cup of coffee.
This here is the 24 pound someone. Yup, those tears are permanent.
I know it will get better. But let me stand up proudly and say that, I, Mandy Nelson, am tired of spending 24/7 with my children. I deserve a break. I may not get it today, I may not get it tomorrow but I will get one eventually. Perhaps this is just pushing me to perfect the act of lucid dreaming so that when I finally do get sleep I can pretend with great clarity that I'm in Jamaica drinking that there coffee. Mmmmm.