Motherhood

January 7th, 2011

Even Mom needs a nap.

(submitted by Jonathan)


126 Responses to “Motherhood”

  1. Lisa says:

    Poor thing…I remember those days

  2. Liutgard says:

    My granddaughters just turned two, and that looks really familiar! My daughter is always exhausted. I live 120 miles away and can’t be there all the time. The latest challenge- how do you keep them in bed? Short of putting chicken wire over the cribs rails, that is?

  3. hyperpsyched says:

    The Surgeon General has determined that laundry can be fatal.

  4. hyperpsyched says:

    My god they killed her…

  5. Annamummy says:

    Aww, that’s awesome! My first thought was “They better not have awakened her after they took the picture…she needs a nap, poor momma…” I have 6, and when they were all little peeps I had many a day where a nap like this would have been welcome. (did you notice the cloth diapers, WTG Momma! I only had the courage to do that for a few months with each…
    Peace.

  6. Sassyboo says:

    I only have one under 10 and jeepers, today was like this. I SOOO get you baby mama. Peace out.

  7. Julia says:

    It is no wonder. I wish I could nap like that!!! :)

  8. carolynn says:

    I was going to say…the open electrical outlets. Someone needs to tell her, they have covers for those..

  9. Bethany says:

    Hmm, Not an akward or family picture, I am only 12 but Hell, I know what she feels

  10. Annie says:

    Birth control in picture form – 100% efficacy rate.

    • Annamummy says:

      Sorry, there is nothing in this picture that would make me think having little ones is a bad idea… they are adorable…

  11. jessica says:

    Yep, I have 10 month old twins and a 3 yr old….totally understand!

  12. vjhr says:

    Not all that awkward, but damn funny. Honey, I feel your pain.

  13. Family Man says:

    As a father of nearly two-year-old twin boys, I looked at this and thought, “That pile of laundry looks inviting. Nap time!”

    Nothing awkward here, looks like any day before 8 p.m. at my house.

  14. Phyllis Jenkins says:

    Opportunity knocks.

  15. NKL says:

    WHERE ARE THE COVERS ON THOSE OUTLETS?!? Grrrrr!

    • Sassy says:

      The kids ate them.

    • Sara H says:

      Haha, my son figured out how to pull them out by 9 months and made a freaking game of it. Made him more obsessed with the outlets, if anything. Kids are ninjas.

      • Tricia says:

        Where are the covers on those outlets? I never had covers for outlets. Hell, they hadn’t even been invented yet when my kids were born. It’s called slapping their hands and teaching them the word NO. Parents today should try it. We wouldn’t have so many smart mouthed juvenile delinquents running around with their crappy attitudes.

      • Chi says:

        Yes, 2/4 of my sons shared that game too. Once they even brought me all the outlet covers in the house saying that they “found them covering all of the outlets that weren’t used.” They also made games out of trying to figure out how to break into the cabinets with child locks.

  16. Virginia says:

    Awww…. I know how she feels. Probably more when I had my first two at only 12 months apart. Straight from one pregnancy to another. Now, with 6 kids, the mess is really hard to conquer. I wish I could come over and do her laundry for her, make them a dinner, and give her a days rest just as a blessing. What a FANTASTIC picture! Love it. This is for all the men that say

    “What did you do all day?”

    Running a house can be exhuasting.

  17. I have infant twin boys…. I know EXACTLY what she is going through…..

  18. Stephanie C says:

    The caption should read “Especially,” not “Even.”

  19. Jules says:

    vampire babies…..they can strike at any time….any place….

  20. Anne says:

    Sex ed classes should hand this photo out in their packet of stuff on the reality of having babies. Or maybe a contraceptive company should use this in their ads, with the tag line of “Want to be this exhausted from sex or the consequences of sex? You decide with our product.”

  21. Eldo says:

    I am not sure why this picture is particularly awkward. It just seems to be a normal “slice of life” type of picture.

  22. Cuidado says:

    My favorite AFP ever. I remember having days like this. Whether it was cooking, toys, dishes or laundry, this shot illustrates exactly what it felt like like.

  23. Mrs Alda says:

    Those kids look really familiar. I think their mom posts on one of my message boards.

  24. LisaPizza says:

    This photo pretty much says it all and would make the perfect cover photo for Erma Bombeck’s book, “Motherhood: The World’s Second-Oldest Profession.” My SIL gave me the paperback when my 2 were younger and I was constantly exhausted. How wonderful to find out from Erma that sometimes a mom just wants to duck into the bathroom and hide when the kids call her name. It relieved a lot of my pressure and guilt. I love Erma Bombeck and I love this photo.

  25. Katie says:

    I see nothing wrong here, except a messy house, but she’s got two (live) children and someone’s home to hold the camera (presumably Dad), so…she’s within her rights to have a nap.

    Seems a little mean of Dad to post it on the Internet.

  26. Rebecca says:

    I’m not a mom and I wasn’t going to comment because yeah, it’s hard work being a mom, us non-mom’s figured this out earlier than the moms – that’s why we didn’t get preggers.

  27. Jeff says:

    It’s the babies from the Ameritrade commercial! They bored her to sleep.

  28. Andrea says:

    I have 6-month-old twins- I’ve totally done that.

  29. Audrey says:

    Bless her, wish I could go help her get her laundry done, play with the babies tell her to go take a hot shower and long nap and when she wakes up have dinner done for her and hubby. Two babies is EXHAUSTING!

    • Virginia says:

      Awww….. you are so right. When my kids are all grown, wouldn’t that be a neat thing to help others with? :)

      • Christina says:

        I could use you at my house Audrey! I have 10 month old twins and somedays they are just a handful and it takes all my strength to get through the day until Daddy comes home.

  30. Leighann says:

    If dad puts down the camera and starts doing the laundry, he’s going to wake mom up from her much-needed nap. Dad should just make sure the kids don’t make a lot of noise, and don’t get killed. 30 minutes worth of stress-free nap time are worth having to do a little laundry when you wake up.

    • Ted says:

      Amen! Juggling the little ones so that Mama can sleep! I do that often.

      “…just make sure the kids don’t make a lot of noise, and don’t get killed…”

      That is so true it’s awesome.

  31. carol says:

    One of the best photos ever!

  32. maureen says:

    That hanging cord looks like a major disaster waiting to happen with crawlers who can reach.

  33. just me says:

    Yep, reality is not pretty! Maybe it’s awkward cause of the laundry? I dunno. Maybe it’s awkward to childless neatnics. Yeah….that must be it! To me it’s just birth control! Two is enough here (they are old enough to sleep at night now yay!!) and when I think it might not be…..I shall come back to this photo and think about what it would be like to start alllll over again with a baby! LOL

  34. Snowrider says:

    OK, as a dad I’ve got to jump in on this. When my kids were this age I did EVERYTHING. I can relate to this woman.

  35. Allison says:

    Are all of you that gullible? Awful Photoshop work here!!

  36. diane says:

    i would feel like that too, buried in diapers… and i am a mom, but not babies.

  37. Valerie Craig says:

    I’ve been there and I only have one 9 month old. You grab a nap whenever possible.

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