Three Words You Can’t Say To A New Mom
Being a new mom ain’t easy (here’s 22 lessons I learned in that crucial first year!). And there is nothing more true than that. You are essentially thrown to the wolves when you take your newborn home and become immersed in feeding, changing and sleeping.. though not always in that order.
And since much of the time you’re delirious, people can get away with saying a lot of bumbling crap because you’re not really paying attention but sleeping with your eyes open.
But the three words you can never, I repeat never, say to a new mom…
I’m. So. Tired
Never let those words fall from your lips… Because you will be annihilated.
Daddy Bear made that exact mistake a handful of times in the first year of Baby Bear. And each time was granted with the evilest stink eye imaginable followed by words similar to “YOU’RE so tired?! Are you effing serious?”.
And it’s not that we mean to be cruel upon hearing those words. It’s just that in the sleep department (or lack thereof) moms always win. Always.
We’re the ones who are up for night feedings, or just up because the babe is learning to crawl in the crib at three am (ahem Baby Bear). We’re on duty for early morning wake ups, for night-time diaper changes. We’re drained from constantly trying to entertain a demanding incoherent wee one with little to no breaks. We’re drained from fighting about food and toys and everything in between. And we’re awake in the middle of the night due to being the lightest sleeper imaginable since birth. Even if the babe is sleeping, if they’re slightly wheezy… moms are up.
And not that dads aren’t awake and helpful too – I’m lucky enough to have one hell of a hubby… But you still can’t say you’re tiredness is the same as mine. I’m sorry, but you just can’t.There are three words you can't say to a new mom; I'm so tired. Failure to comply is at your own risk.Click To Tweet
Don’t forget to pin this advice for others with new mama friends!
It may sound selfish and greedy. But that’s what I have become. I need this one thing to be my complaint. Not yours, not anyone’s, just mine. In that first year of life, I own the phrase I’m so tired. It’s easier for you to just let me have it.