So it’s 5.30am and I’m writing this as I have been up since 4am! 4am!!
Monkey decided that today was the day he was going to wake up ready and raring to go. He’s got changed, he’s been in the bathroom, and I’ve managed to keep him quiet a bit longer by giving him his iPad.
Unfortunately I’m working today and have a pretty hectic day ahead. Having children means that this really doesn’t matter.
I have to get on with it and get through it. No excuses.
The last few weeks while monkey has been waking up in the night and going for a wee in his potty, there have been more wake ups. It’s felt like when he was a baby again.
I’ve even started drinking coffee! I’ve never drunk coffee before and I’m 28.
One thing that I’ve come to realise is that us parents are capable of anything. I have found this strength that I didn’t know I had.
Dads have to find it when they go back to work after their paternity leave. When they still get woken up because of the night feeds.
Us mums who go back to work and also get woken up in the night…we have strength when we go to work and focus on our jobs like nothing has happened, like we haven’t had just 3 hrs sleep.
And those stay at home parents who have the task of looking after a baby or toddler during the day after being up all night with them as well…I admire these parents.
It’s relentless, but worth it.
I may not think it right now, when I have already been up for 2 hours and it’s not even 6am; when I’m sat at work getting more irritated than I would about things just because I’m tired.
But I will later, when I tuck monkey up in bed and kiss him goodnight. When I hear all about his day and he tells me a story.
So to all those parents who have been up for a few hours already and have to get through the day, good luck!
And to those that know those parents…send hugs and coffee, and maybe even chocolate and cake?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO