Seems like recently I've had several older women approach me while I am out with the kids. They feel the need to tell me that these are the best days of my life, and that I should really enjoy them.
I know this is not a new theme. I know that they are sincere and mean no harm. I know.
BUT, I think they need to remove their rose colored glasses and leave me the hell alone.
I'm on a streak of really bad night's sleep, my 4 year old DOES NOT LISTEN, and the baby is imminently teething (aren't they always). Nursing has become a contact sport, where there is hair pulling, pinching, and complete distraction. Just getting out the door in the morning requires bribes and coddling. There are endless dishes and laundry. I don't get any alone time (except for the 10 minutes I spend in the shower). Did I mention that I haven't had a full night's sleep in over 8 months?
So, yes. I realize that your children are older now, or have even left the nest. I know that you think you miss these days. Please don't remind me. There are several moments that I love and cherish, BUT if these are the best days of my life? Please. Take me now.