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Tired

I am so tired that I drove my minivan into the mall parking structure not realizing that I still had the giant capsule roof rack on top of my car. Immediately, I heard the loud SCRAPE of my car against the low beam of the parking garage. I froze, but I couldn’t freeze. Once I entered the garage, there was nothing to do other then follow the maze of exit signs to the exit. I scraped every low beam along the way. It was loud. People pointed at me and not so politely informed me that I was scraping the ceiling.

No s***.

I nodded and smiled. Yes, I was entirely aware my car was hitting the ceiling, just creeping to the exit.

Thank God, my daughters weren’t in the car. My kindergartener would deem this situation “embarrassing” and would probably not recover this decade. As for me, it was definitely embarrassing, but post-children I’ve become well acquainted with embarrassing. It is just par for the course.

I am so tired that I wrote about it. Please read my essay over at Scary Mommy.

8 thoughts on “Tired

  1. Loved reading your piece (and the comments!). If only they knew what an awesome mom and what a great dad Josh is.

    BTW, I’m so tired, that I brushed my teeth the other day with Ben Gay. Oops 🙂

  2. Wow. I forwarded this to a friend who is also very tired. Thank you! You have been publishing everywhere! And I am so sorry I have not written back about your short story. I will soon.

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    • Thank you – I know what you’re saying. I think I have 15 articles opened up on my computer that I am waiting to get to. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Tiredness with small children is part of the package . Those parents that have lost a child find tiredness is constant in their grief & sorrow . Giving comfort to those parents in their journey would be a wonderful opportunity for writers .

    • I agree completely. My tiredness is to be expected and is just part of the journey. I cannot fathom the exhaustion of grieving parents. My heart hurts for them and goes out to you if you are suffering from a loss. Thank you for reading.

  4. Haha, Mandy is hilarious. You think you’re tired, imagine if your baby was DEAD! There’s no topping a dead baby, now is there?

    I really liked your article at Scary Mommy. I’m working full time as an attorney with a seven-month old who doesn’t sleep, and it’s nice to feel that I’m not alone.

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