I Should be Asleep Right Now…

I’m not sure if it’s a “mom” thing or just a “being a grown-up” thing (or maybe just my own neurosis), but at night I often have trouble shutting off my brain when it’s time to get some shut eye. It’s especially brutal when I’m lacking in the sleep department and know I should be sleeping while I can. Here are some of the crazy interesting thoughts that cross my and fellow mom’s minds when we should be sleeping…

Did I start the dishwasher? I’m petty sure I did. Or was that last night? Crap.

How many ex boyfriends DOES Adele have? I love her but I think all of her songs are about break-ups.

Did I make the 4-year old go potty before bed?

What does fleek mean? Seriously? Remember to google that @&$!

Did I move the clothes from the washer to the dryer?

Are the library books overdue?

Did I pay that bill that was due?

Should I cut my hair? Maybe something dramatic?  Maybe not.

Did I change the baby’s diaper?

Are bananas fat-free? I feel like they are?

Did I send that important email?

Let’s see we need eggs, milk, tortillas, apples, toothpaste…I should really write this down…oh well I’ll remember, probably. Maybe.

Did I ever turn in that one assignment from 8 years ago?  I feel like I didn’t (spend 10 minutes thinking about it then remember you already graduated so it doesn’t matter).

Did I brush my teeth?

Would I look good as a red head? Hmm maybe.

Why aren’t there any women game show hosts? Seriously, I don’t think there are any.

If I fall asleep right now I will get 6 1/2 hours sleep…okay if I fall asleep right now I will get 6 hours and that’s still okay…okay if I fall asleep right now I will get 5 hours…okay if I just get up now I’ll be 3 hours ahead of schedule, ugh.

Why is it called a tater tot? I get the tater for potato but where does the tot come from? I guess because it’s small?

OMG are we out of toilet paper or even worse coffee??

*What are some of the thoughts you have when you should be asleep?



Tara is mom to two energetic daughters Bianca and Iyla. Passionate about inspiring others to cook healthy, delicious and allergy-friendly food, she owns Yummy Sprout, which provides healthy culinary adventures through classes and more. Check out yummysprout.com. Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal and on Channel 3 WISC-TV on topics including “making your own baby food”, “cooking with kids” and “packing healthy school lunches”. She adores living in Madison and all it has to offer family life. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books with her girls.


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