The Irrationality of Motherhood


The end of the day comes, exhausted from four boys who play and climb all day. I put them in jammies, and send them off to meet the sandman, and I breathe a sigh of relief. I know that sleep makes little boys turn into men. Watching them grow breaks and stretches my heart. So, why the rush every night to get them to sleep?

A Koan, prompted by Her Bad Mother.

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8 comments to “The Irrationality of Motherhood”
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  2. That’s easy, cause mom needs a break. That doesn’t mean we want them to grow up any faster, just that we need to replenish so we don’t miss something important.

  3. Madness, indeed. I used to feel the same way. The boys would just exhaust me. But now they are mostly grown. Mostly. They still can kind of exhaust me when they’re home though. *g

    Great photos!

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