Things only really tired mums will understand
Tiredness can send you a little bit crazy, here are some things you could find yourself doing
The mad things tired mums do
Functioning on little or no sleep is just part of being a mum and in the depths of exhaustion, mistakes are made, after all, we’re only human.
We list some of the maddest things mums do that can only be blamed on lack of shut eye. Recognise any of these?
1. Unusual contents of the fridge
Of course if you need milk or butter, you’ll find them in the fridge, but sleep deprived mums will find a lot more in there than they bargained for, the silver foil on occasions or even the washing up liquid, yep, we’ve all done it!
2. Name confusion
When you’re tired, it’s hard to remember your own name, let alone your baby’s name, the dog’s name or for heaven’s sake your friends’ kids names. They all jumble into one and you will find yourself shouting at the dog but calling him by your baby’s name, or worse still, calling your friend by the dog’s name…ooops!
3. Outfit faux pas
You rush to the shops to get the essentials, only to get there and realise you have your PJs on under your coat…how did that happen?!
4. Saying the most ridiculous things
When you’re out chatting to other mums and you want to ask them something insightful to show interest in them and their kids but you end up asking how old her baby was when he was born! Huh?!
5. Coffee errors
You decide you’re so tired, only a strong cup of coffee can get you through the day, so you make yourself one, only to then realise you used gravy granules instead of coffee….yum!