{extra} Tired.

I’m so tired lately.

I’m so tired that I want to take a nap instead of blog.
I’m so tired I want to close my eyes instead of clean my kitchen.
I’m so tired that even Pinterest is having a hard time keeping my attention.
I’m so tired that even the crafty fun things I want to do…
seem like a lot of work.

Oh boy.

I am really tired.

{This is the point where I’ve officially convinced my mom I’m totally depressed.}

I don’t think I am depressed.
I mean, a double dose of  anxiety medicine (also known as “anti-depressant”) really ought to keep that off the table, don’t you think?

The last few days though, there isn’t enough Diet Coke in the world to keep me awake.

Confession: I believe I took 3 (short) naps yesterday.
After I slept in.

 Is anybody else this tired?
{Or are you too busy sleeping to respond?}
Any suggestions when you are feeling absolutely drained… and your kids still demand your attention?

The selfish little…
{kidding.}

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8 Responses to {extra} Tired.

  1. Alexus says:

    Have you been to a doctor? That seems unusual. Pregnacy and serious illness comes to mind – not to frighten you. But, if you don’t perk up soon, consider making an appointment, please. :)

    • Pregnancy or serious illness–which is more frightening?! (Pregnancy, for sure. Haha!) One of my symptoms of ADHD tends to be exhaustion. I have little motivation or energy to get moving. Typically it’s not a problem as long as I’m medicated but this week has been more of a drag. Sigh. Today seemed a bit better in the end. Well, minus nothing getting done. But I don’t think I had a nap! Oh wait. Just a quick little one. ;)

  2. HighDesertGal says:

    I know from experience that the meds that have helped can loose their ability to help or the side affects change. Sometimes it is situational, too. See your doc if you can, I had to last week. Situations in my family had changed and I was a mess. We just talked and didn’t change meds. But at least I know why I’ve been unable to accomplish anything lately. Things will get better for me. (praying hard) They will for you, hang in there and talk to someone.

  3. liana says:

    I’m right there with you! In fact I have been doing the same multiple little cat naps and sleeping in… Winter months are the worst for me. Depression, anxiety, exhaustion… it all worsens and I really wish there was a “magic” pill to make it all better so we don’t have to go trying every little anti-depressant/anti-anxiety meds on the market. Sucks! But just thought I’d pipe in and let you know you aren’t alone!

    Thank you so much for the LDS preschool curriculum! As a “slacker” mom myself, this is going to be a HUGE help for ideas to teach my preschooler and do activities (especially during the snowy winter months), and family night ideas too! You are a total lifesaver! Thank you!

    • I didn’t even think of the winter problem. I am SO not a winter person and all I wanna do is hunker down and get cozy. :) I think a magic pill with no side effects would make us millionaires–wait, billionaires. At least! Thanks for taking the time to pipe up and let me know you’re in it with me. It helps, it really does!

  4. Vanessa says:

    Hi I know this is really late, and I sure hope you are better off (if you are can you share how it happened) I’m always, and have always (since I can remember, like before my teen years) been exhausted, I have seen several doctors and they always want to blame my thyroid but after a lot of poking at the lab it always come out negative so they tell me I just need to be more active…. uhhh hello that is the reason why I went to the doctor in the first place, I have NO energy to be active, sometimes even to sit up or get off bed!!!

    of course I do it because I have a 3 yr old blessing in my life that need me, but unfortunately she sometimes gets a very cranky mommy because I am SOOOO TIRED!! any advice on what worked for you?

  5. Linda says:

    I think I jumped in your boat, do you have any paddles?
    Energy would be such a nice thing to have but i just can’t find any here either…although between having a 31 month old, a 16 month old, and being 7 1/2 months prego(yes at points i’m ready for a head exam lol) i think i know where my energy is going.
    I have been really tired lately too, it’s sad because i know my kids need more attention and I can only work up enough energy to do 4-5 rounds of ring around the rosie. I really want to get the crafty things going and everything but everything seems like so much work (if not the initial activity the clean up afterwards is) that I don’t even try it. :(
    What did you do to help you through this? Any sugestions?

    • Oh, Linda, I feel your pain! Minus the pregnancy. (THANK HEAVENS.) There are days–weeks, even–that I just can’t make myself play along with the games, or bake the cookies, or do whatever else I feel like I SHOULD be doing to be a good mother. Mothers are absolutely amazing at guilt trips, and we are our number one victim! My advice (and one I struggle with) is… let it go. You will have more energy soon (like, 18 years maybe?), and they won’t remember that you sat on the couch eating potato chips for a few months. {Wait, was that just my pregnancies?} Yes they need attention and they want the games and the crafts… but all they need is you. Just be there. Listen to them. Hold them, awkwardly over the belly if you must! Read them books. Snuggle. Soon your arms will be full of another baby to hold and snuggle, and you’ll feel guilty over THAT. There will be days with more energy, and you might pull out a quick craft project or two. There are days, I’m sure, when you don’t even want to get out of bed and a PB&J for lunch seems like too much work. I’ve been there. Call Daddy, or the neighbor, or Grandma. Let *them* do the tiring out the kids, then when they come home, snuggle and read some more. I truly understand where you are coming from. Just try not to make yourself feel too guilty or too… less than awesome. I’m sure if I asked your kids, they would report that you are the BEST MOM IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. And for them, you are. What else matters?

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