If you are a mommy and despite being too tired, you choose to stay up late, you are going to love these truth bombs. Starting from morning routines, most of us get up early in the morning. To make breakfast for husband and kids, then packing lunches, and if you are a working mom, you have to get ready yourself too. But there are few reasons why we, tired moms stay up late at night, read through the end to find those funny but real reasons!
After my husband leaves, I take my first cup of tea and schedule my day mostly so that I don’t miss important stuff.
Maximum time of the day, you will find me negotiating with my kids for an extra bite of green beans or that extra sip of smoothie I made from fresh strawberries and peaches, and eventually, I am the one eating all the leftovers.
Talking about my home, most of the time it’s a disaster, pots, and pans in the sink because my kids have more than 5 snacks a day, laundry in the washing machine, clothes drying on the rack, crayons on the dining table and toys on the sofa. Unless you tell me you are visiting me, you won’t find a perfectly clean home 24/7. But you know what, this is a blessing. I am grateful that we have clothes to wear, food to eat, toys to play and a home to live.
A tired mom routine!
Ask me about the bedtime routine. At this time, I am mostly dead on my feet and I walk like a zombie. I make kids sleep after a bath time almost daily, a hundred stories and when they sleep, I get up and collect toys, clothes, plates, and glasses from all over the house to keep them back at their places.
This time, when everyone is asleep, I know I should be sleeping too as my body is craving for some rest and I am already half asleep but I just DON’T!
This is the only time when everything is in place and perfect looking. It’s like a trade-off thing for me. Either sleep or enjoy that time of solitude. And I choose SOLITUDE every night.
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After putting a pile of laundry in the washing machine, I make myself a cup of tea and I open that pack of cookies that my kids love and eat that while dipping in the tea. Meanwhile using my phone, I reply to my messages, check my notifications, scroll down my Facebook and Instagram feed till the washing cycle is over and then I clean my kitchen because I need my kitchen to be perfectly clean in the morning, then I meal-prep for tomorrow. Cut fruits for morning shake and smoothies. I make my grocery lists too during that time. Sometimes I read a book too or search for some new recipes or write.
I often hear people saying sleep when your kids sleep or you will never get a full sleep. I know that’s true but I cherish this time of peace when my home is quiet and I don’t wanna miss this. That also doesn’t mean I don’t love my kids and family. I do! All tired moms who stay up late do!
All moms are tired every time as this tiredness comes with a package of motherhood. It’s not a complaint, but a reminder that there will be a time when kids are gonna grow up and you won’t cherish this peaceful time late at night as you will be having plenty of it.
I am sleepy, I am tired, I crave for some back massage and a few hours of rest, but I chose to stay up. This is what we moms do! This is what we love! I am sure you are online now because you are enjoying this time, just like me.
So here is the compiled list of what why tired moms stay up late when everyone else is sleeping but we are not!
I am sure you will relate to these 25 reasons why tired moms stay up late.
1.Checking new sales and discounts online.
2.Scrolling aimlessly through Instagram and Facebook.
3.Stalking somebody (wink)
4.Watching those big homes and amazing décor that we are not going to buy ever.
5.Saving easy and quick recipes for dinner.
6.Sharing old Facebook memories and tagging our college friends.
7.Adding grocery items to online cart.
8.Shopping online for next season.
9.Picking toys that are on discount online for upcoming birthdays in the family.
10.Filling our bath n body works online basket.
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11.Watching old dramas that we have already watched hundred times.
12.Cleaning our drawers.
14.Watching our kids sleep.
15.Eating leftover brownies before kids wakeup and finish these all.lol.
16.Making meal schedule for this week. That nobody is going to follow anyway!
17.Waxing and bleaching ( without kids )
18.Applying a face mask.
19.Eating that tub of icecream that’s waiting for us in the freezer.
20.Making a list of fancy vacation destinations that we cannot even afford.
21.Going through 5000 photos in our phone and deciding which ones to delete.
22.Keeping the photos and watching all videos again.
23.Texting back kids teachers and your friends after weeks and saying sorry for not replying earlier.
24.Finding DIY masks for your skin.
25.Learning how to apply makeup when nobody’s watching.
So this is why tired moms stay up late at night. Forget what they say about a night of peaceful sleep, screw that! One day when our kids will grow up, we will have enough time to sleep.
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