8 Things Every Mom Craves At the End of the Day

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It probably helps that I am worn out tired as I write this. At this moment, I definitely feel that I have some insight into the thoughts of moms who are quickly running out of energy, yet still have so many things that need to be done before they can rest. I work a physically demanding job full time and write part time. I should also mention that I have a husband, 4 out of 5 kids still living at home and 2 cats.

There are dishes and laundry staring at me, dinner is a non starter and it’s garbage night. Oh joy. My get-up-and-go got up and left, it would seem. I am out of gas, toast, zonked, kaput, pooped, done in and definitely dead on my feet. But I think I can manage to get through it with a little self kindness and some help from the family. Are you listening, you guys?! I have a few ideas.

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I cannot begin to tell you how much I love my pajamas. There should be a national holiday dedicated to the brilliant inventor of these super comfortable clothing items. I won’t wear them to Wal-Mart and I won’t drive the kids to school in them (what if the car breaks down?) but once I’m in for the evening, I’m the queen of flannel. And while we’re at it, girls – sling shot that bra right into the laundry hamper! It’s all about comfy now.

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A Bath

Or shower. I’m a shower girl myself. Hot water, aromatic shower gels and shampoo, rich hair conditioner and solitude. Aaaaaaaah. In a perfect world, there would be nobody knocking on the door asking “Mommy, when are you coming out?” but that might be too much to ask. Now, if I could only turn my brain off.

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A Drink

That’s right, a drink. Just one drink – a glass of wine, a cold beer, pick your poison. My middle son was very difficult to put to bed as a new baby and my reward to myself every night, after he was finally asleep, was one bottle of beer. Let me tell you that was the best bottle of beer ever.

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