Here it is, short and sweet, me, telling you, what to do and not to do, again.
Don’t tell me I “look tired”. I have a baby. Looking tired seems inevitable, right? If you ARE right, then I probably feel just how I look and with that, do not need the obvious brought further to my attention. In addition, you might be right that I LOOK tired, even though I’ve finally had the opportunity to sleep a full 8 hours now for a one night, a week, months maybe, but the haggard look persists. Maybe I don’t have the opportunity to eat as much as I should, drink my 8 glasses of water, shower properly. Either way, unless I have a cheerio stuck to the side of my face, buggers on my sleeve, and my shirt on backwards I don’t really need my physical appearance (that, mind you, I can’t change without a day at the spa or some kind of medical procedure) pointed out to me. I’m most likely insecure about how my appearance has changed over the last two years, on second thought, I probably don’t have time to care…regardless of whether I care of don’t, it’s not your job to waggle your pity finger in my face about how tired I look or scold me about taking better care of myself. I’ll figure it out, eventually. Let me drag my exhausted self around in peace and worry about other things that matter. Like whether my baby is eating too many simple carbohydrates, enough protein or too much fruit. Like getting to work on time, remembering to finish all my daily tasks before my brain shuts off only to be reawakened by the “what’s for dinner” routine.
Ask me about my kid. He’s all I want to talk about, really, if we’re being honest, and I am. I mean, he’s obviously the most adorable child that has graced this world. He’s spirited, has more character than we know what to do with and every day brings something new! Ask me about that rather than waste time talking about the Mary Poppin size bags under my eyes, which I’ve come to accept will be the case for the rest of my life. I really don’t like talking about me. So, please, take a moment to think about what it is you really want from our interaction. Also, consider the consequences of ticking off an under-rested lady!
This has been another public service announcement from your friendly (yet sometimes not so friendly) and brutally honest, neighborhood finger waggler.