Christine is a fragile ecosystem.
Thursday was her last day at work. They had chocolate cake at work and, since they gave her a Starbucks gift card (don't ask what my work got me :-( ), we also got Mochas to celebrate.
That night she had an upset stomach and couldn't sleep because of the sugar and caffeine.
Friday morning she still felt out of sorts. So she didn't have breakfast. But then, when we were running errands, she started to get really droopy around 10. Who wouldn't?
Christine hasn't consistently slept well since before the twins were born. She often falls asleep while lying down with Bethy, then is awake in the middle of the night.
One of the major goals of having Christine not work is to try to restore some equilibrium for her. I want time for her to be healthy, to catch up on her sleep, to take a nap if she needs to and then sleep when the rest of us sleep. And we both need to get some exercise.
But back to the title of this post: It's hard being a mom. A mother's work is never done. I don't have scientific proof that all mommies are fragile ecosystems. But I wouldn't be surprised. Are you? Is yours?