Mission Statement

We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Night Mother

During the day, I am a pretty good mom. I take the kids to the park, to music classes, feed them interesting snacks. I give hugs and kisses, wipe tears and bottoms as needed.

Hell, let's face it, I sorta rock!

But, I must confess, once the sun goes down, and the wee ones are tucked into bed, I sort of fall to pieces. One of them cries in the dark and I freeze. What should I do - do we let her cry? Should we get the ibuprophen for the boy? What does she need? What does he want?

When he wakes up crying, and I'm the parent to go in and soothe him, I lie there, shushing him, brushing his sort curls against my cheek and count the minutes. Count the moments until I can return to my bed, and my sleep.

1 comment:

Michele / akkasha said...

You are an uber mom! You should definitely be proud of yourself.

It is hard at night. I soooo miss sleep. It is hard to know if they need something during the night or not. I *hate* that part.