Coffee and Parenting Is A Match Made in HeavenDevan McGuinness
There are some mornings where it is almost painful to open my eyes. The fatigue gets me and with my alarm screaming at my head, I have no choice but to crawl out of the covers.
That’s where my coffee comes in to save the day — well, at least my energy levels. It never used to be this way and I never really understood the love affair people had with this hot beverage.
You see, I got through high school, college, the stress of planning a wedding and my first two infants without drinking coffee (or tea). My understanding totally changed after the birth of my third child and I quickly realized the power this cup-o-joe has and the perfect place it has for parents.
I have this super-ability to survive on very little sleep. It’s gotten me through those early stages of motherhood where the kid is still trying to figure out how awesome it feels to actually sleep. When my third child was born, I lost the ability to sleep ever thanks to kids who liked to each wake up at different intervals. I also lost nap time which I guess I relied on like other people relied on coffee.
Today is National Coffee Day and I feel the need to give a head-nod to this wonderful hot beverage. The friend who gives me a pick up at 3 in the afternoon when I feel my eye lids dropping — remembering those days I used to be able to nap at that time. It gets me through the work deadlines and those early mornings and it’s a great excuse to take a break in the evening to enjoy the warmth of that cup of love.
Thank you coffee for all you give to us parents!
:: When did you start drinking coffee? ::
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