Every mom knows how exhausting parenting can be. No matter how old your child is, it’s always tiring to take care of kids. Author Glennon Doyle knows too well what it’s like to be a tired mom. Recently, she was at her kid’s soccer game when she noticed a fellow mom asleep on the field. The woman had laid out a blanket on the ground, curled up on it, and put a jacket over her face in order to get a few minutes of much-needed rest. Glennon knew this soccer mom was a kindred spirit, so she snapped a picture and shared it online, calling her “My new hero.”
Thursday morning: I give you MY NEW HERO: This soccer mom at my kid’s last game. Whilst all the other moms stood on the sidelines with great concern and worry and volume: this hero laid her body down on the ground, her head down on her purse, and her jacket over her face - and napped. Every once in a while, the sideline would wake her and she’d raise her arm and say: yay.I love her. Her entire existence said: I’m showing up for my kid. But I’m not gonna pretend I’m not exhausted about It.TO WOMEN WHO FREAKING REST WHEN THEY’RE TIRED....Let us know them. Let us raise them. Let us be them.I would like to formally nominate this Soccer Mom Hero as the President of the Women Who Have Run Out Of Effs To Give Club. I will be Secretary in Charge of Meetings. There will be no meetings. I salute you.