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Why Moms are “Nicer” at Bedtime than in the Morning

Bedtime is like Christmas for Moms - GO TO BED!  via @chgdiapers

Tonight as we were brushing my 5 year old’s teeth before bedtime, he said “how come you are more nice at night than in the morning?” It gave me a start and I looked at him quizzically.

What do you mean? Am I not nice in the morning?

No, you are, just sometimes you’re nicer at night.

I thought to myself…well son, I can taste my freedom right now. I just need to get all 3 of you kidlets in bed (and keep you there) and I’ll get a few blissful hours off the clock. I have a date with Netflix!

After a brief moment I said “Well sweetie, sometimes I’m pretty tired in the morning, especially if I haven’t had coffee yet.” (Like the night before when I got in bed at 12:30, was up at 3:30 with a little one, and up for good just after 6.)

I gave him another hug and told him that if he ever felt like I wasn’t being nice, maybe I needed a good hug.

I love all 3 of my kids equally…except the one who goes to bed on time tonight. I might love him a tiny bit more. 😉

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
  • July 23, 2014 at 9:51 am

    my 5 year old typically finds out how much I slept…that way she knows how to act..

    • July 23, 2014 at 10:54 am

      LOL, smart girl! I have days where I slept really well & get a little time to myself before the kiddos wake up. Those days I’m quite chipper in the morning! Then those days when bedtime is just dragging on & on, mama loses her patience after a while. 😉

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