It’s no secret that the mind of a woman is one tricky thing to navigate.
At any given moment, we’re probably elbows deep in a rabbit hole of thoughts that likely have no relation to each other, but stemmed from something as simple as thinking about what to make for dinner tonight.
For Meredith Ethington, it was “this house is a mess.”
At least that was the launchpad for her spiraling train of thoughts on the day she posted a viral picture of her husband, along with a dialogue of her own personal thought-hole.
Y’all, it’s SO relatable it HURTS!
“Thoughts moms have after a long day of work,” she writes.
OMG. This house is a mess.
Do we have enough bread for lunch tomorrow?
I need to have a talk with the five year old about honesty and have him return that toy he “borrowed”.
I hope I can get some sleep tonight. Like, actual real sleep where I have a dream, or twitch, or something.
I should buy a sleep mask.
Did I put the laundry in the dryer?
Did I hit send on that email?
Is it too late to register the 8yo for soccer that is six months away?
Are they caught up on their shots for school?
Do we need more cat food?
I should clean out their closets.
How is the ceiling fan THAT dusty? Like, for real.
Why is there so much dust on a fan that spins all day? How is that even possible?
I keep seeing spiders. Need to call the exterminator.
I hope that we get into that good preschool and not
the shady looking one that for sure has a hand foot and mouth infestation.
I hope I bought the right sunscreen and not one that will give them a rash.
When was the last time I watered my flowers outside?
I should wash our sheets.
I bet Karen washes her sheets every week.
I need a freaking vacation from mom life, but who would remember that we need more ramen noodles?
I will cut someone if I don’t have any chocolate after the kids are in bed.”
I mean honestly, could she be any more accurate?
Of course, the real punch to her whole post, wasn’t her all-too-relatable mommy-spiral of thoughts, but instead what she posted next.
“Thoughts dads have after a long day of work:
I’m going to lay down here and take a nap real quick.”
The “Perfection Pending” blogger’s post was all in good fun. Meredith says her post was more about the “MENTAL load women carry that men often don’t. Not a shot at my husband who is an amazing provider, husband and father.”
She also added that even after a long day, her husband works really hard “WITH” her to care for the kids and get things done around the house, so she’s happy that he’s able to get a quick nap in.
Now if only all of us women could turn our minds off and do the same!
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