You could say I’m having an affair. If you saw us together, you would think it.
Hubster knows. I’m sure my son suspects a fond likeness between us, too.
My friends know. Most of them.
It’s no secret, really.
And… I’m not ashamed.
To proclaim my love for…
COFFEE and WINE (coffee first thing in the morning; wine on evenings when the coffee just couldn’t cut it i.e. when Little Man’s been driving me up the motherhood wall).
Now, I realise it’s a very ‘modern mom’ thing to proclaim intense love (need?) for these two beverages. I’ve read a zillion memes and another zillion blog posts on the subject, and at the cost of sounding cliched, I agree with all of them. And support every sip of the trend (wonder if there’s a Facebook Coffee n’ Wine Mom Lovers group?!).
But you see, very often, it’s more a necessity for us than an addiction. I don’t need to tell you that mums are always exhausted, haven’t had a good night’s sleep since, well, becoming mums, and are constantly on-the-move. For which they need to be ‘awake’ (literally and figuratively). When we’ve got to wake up at dawn and then endure Peppa Pig screeching in our living room at 6 am, we need coffee. When we’ve played cars, and done some painting, and kicked the ball around and read 27 books – and it’s only 10 am – we need a coffee. When we have a whining, bored toddler and six more hours before daddy comes home from work, we need a coffee. It’s what keeps us going, essentially, our go-to every morning and our wake-me-up every afternoon.
Wine. Now that’s another drink I like. And if I’ll be honest, sometimes need. No, I’m not leaning towards alcoholicism and I don’t drink a
bottle glass every evening, but it just feels awesome after a LONG, HARD DAY OF PARENTING. It takes the edge off, and just re-sets you for another long, hard day of parenting. Besides, it tastes good!
So there. I said it. Just like most of the mum tribe out there. My secret affair is out in the open, and as I mentioned earlier, I’m not ashamed. The three of us just get along so well you see…
And in the spirit of this post, here’s a little wish for all us coffee-loving/needing/wanting mums
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