I don't think anything could have prepared me for feeling as tired as parenthood has made me feel. I've never been one to be able to burn the candle at both ends for too long without feeling it, but lately I feel I could go to sleep for days. My fantasy is that my dreams would work through all of my mental quandries and I would wake up feeling refreshed and recharged.
Working as a massage therapist means that I deliver much-needed rest and healing to others, which is a strong declaration for anyone once they claim that service for themselves, don't you think?
I think being an older mom means that I don't have the energy these twenty-something moms have (Nina). This makes it really difficult for me to decide whether to have another baby, which is on my mind a lot lately, too. I can't imagine feeling this tired three or four years from now! Miles usually sleeps through the night in his room and has been doing this pretty consistently for nearly a year. I feel like I need to pay back the deficit from all of the moving, travelling and sick nights back in the summer.
I have got to take this season to slow down. I think I need to strategize. Do you know of any tricks I might try? Here are some things I thought I could do to try to recharge myself:
*Make fewer plans at night and on weekends.
*Hire a housekeeper.
*Eat power foods.
*Cook for the upcoming week on weekends.
*Take my vitamins instead of letting them rot on the shelves.
*Try to sleep in one day on the weekend.
I'm sure there is an antiquated copy of Women's Day magazine lying around in a local thrift store that has all of the answers. That would be too easy. Send your amazing magical remedies my way and help a Pixie out.