Don’t Tell Me I Look Tired

Dont Tell Me I Look Tired

I’m tired. Massively. I know it, you know it, it’s part of the job of being a mum. We don’t need to talk about it… do we? Apparently, we do.


Don’t Tell Me I Look Tired

I have a (almost) toddler who doesn’t sleep very well. I think, for 2017, I could probably, if I tried really hard, count the number of times she’s slept longer than 4 hours overnight on my hands. It’s also rare for her to sleep more than an hour for a nap. And some days she only naps once a day. She’s tired, I’m tired, we all are. It sucks.

Before you think it, I know it could be worse. I know people who get a lot less sleep than us, and I want to go hug those parents, shake their hands and give them babysitters/cake/alcohol to help them through it.


“I Can’t Get No Sleep”

Anyway, as I was saying we don’t get much sleep here. And I know I look rubbish because of it.

I’m also an emotional eater (as well as being greedy), so the more tired I am the more junk I want to eat. Cue more looking and feeling rubbish.

Due to all this, I know I look tired. I know I look rubbish. But you know what would make me feel better? Tell me I’m doing a great job. Tell me I look happy, that my children look happy. Tell me stories to make me forget about how little sleep I’ve had over the last year. Bring me cake! Don’t tell me I look tired. That doesn’t do anyone any good.

Just so you know…


If you fancy reading more about our sleeping situation, check out my post What Is Sleep?

Burnished Chaos

14 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I always say to friends going through a similar stage of make the most of this time, as when your children reach teenage years, you won’t be able to get them up!#familyfun@_karendennis

  2. I hear you on this. Survival mode kicks in! Every Mum does the best job she can and everyone has varying circumstances. You are rocking it!! Xx ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  3. You’re doing a fantastic job. I love my MIL to bits but she’s very straight talking and will think nothing of telling me I look awful, not exactly what you want to hear when you’re having another one of those days (every day), but she will at least follow that up by arranging something over the next few days, whether it’s taking the youngest for a couple of hours, having the oldest for a sleepover at the weekend, or even just inviting us for a big Sunday dinner, so I can’t complain too much. Would be nice if she did it without the comment though ?
    Thank you for joining the #FamilyFunLinky x

    1. That’s nice that she helps you out a bit, but yes if she could do that without the comment then that would be ideal wouldn’t it!
      Thank you for having me!

  4. This is me, no sleep sucks, no actually scrap that it is soul destroying. You walk around dazzed, confused, emotional and wanting sleep. Then you get a wise! Not so wise person say you look shattered. Actually you deserve a medal you function on little to no sleep and get on. There’s no feeling sorry for your, hidding in the corner nope your surviving. My son for twenty months has not slept more than two hours in a row and no more than six in a night. At its worst it was every hour!

    1. Isn’t it awful! I hope your little boy starts to sleep better for you soon, either that or that you can get a night off! You are a superstar, remember that 🙂

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