Today I am thankful for: bedtime!
[I’m actually posting this a day late…pretend it’s Sunday night as you read this!]
With job applications, board exams, journal club, question club, writing obligations, and who knows what else, J has needed some time alone on Sunday mornings. That’s easy enough to accomplish these days with Sunday School, church, and Pageant Practice. That gives him 4 hours of a quiet house right there! The problem comes when he has to go in to the hospital to do his pre-ops on Sunday afternoon, leaving me alone with the kids at the grocery store, shopping for the week.
I found myself feeling a little extra crabby around 7 in the evening. And then it hit me, I’d reached 12 hours of full-on Mommy duty and was simply exhausted. J did help some when he was around, he just wasn’t around most of the day. So once 8:00 hit and it was bedtime for the kids, I was more than ready!!