A Sigh huh!!
A Sigh huh!!1 min 146 1 min 146
Visions of becoming the “perfect” family are common for most young parents. The first few months of parenthood are euphoric, and a parent’s greatest frustration stems from a lack of sleep. Time passes so quickly and before you know it, your children are in grammar school with a social calendar busier than yours. You and your partner are completely exhausted; you barely have enough energy to have a conversation, let alone be intimate.
It all begins in the morning when you jump out of bed, after hitting the snooze button for the second time, of course. You frantically run over to each child and holler, “Get up, you’re going to be late for school.” You slip into yesterday’s clothes then rush into the kitchen. While you assemble your row of lunches, you’re shouting, “Don’t forget to brush your teeth and comb your hair.” In response, you hear, “I can’t find my shoes,” followed by, “Mom, my teacher wants to speak to you this afternoon.”
I refer to this experience as “morning madness” and it seems as though it has taken over most young families in America. This madness can heighten after school as well, and continue throughout the evening.