Since becoming a mom, I always seem to be tired.
There are quite a few reasons I am tired.
I need more sleep.
I need more exercise.
I'm pretty sure I don't get the required amount of calcium needed on a daily basis.
But mostly I think I am tired because I birthed three very large children in the past 6 years.
Before children, people told me (they could have been lying) that I looked young. No one says that anymore. Unless they are 80.
Since the birthing years began, I am almost certain that I am looking my age.
I have a theory that people don't really start looking older until they have little people running circles around them.
I met a new friend at a writer's conference last week. She has beautiful eyes, dewy sun kissed skin with a smattering of freckles, a wide grin and a great laugh. So fun. She is single, with no kids, I thought she was 20. I asked her age, thinking she could of been one of the kids in our old youth group.
"Get out!" I said.
We laughed. But really I meant it. Really.... just get out of here. Because some things are not fair. And my Youthful Essence by Susan Lucci face regimen has definitely not kicked in yet - I thought maybe it was working but, no, it is not. I'll give Susan a few more weeks to come through, but really, that whole encounter was quite hurtful.
I am young on the inside believe me, but things on the outside are not quite the same.
Just yesterday I was pulling at my neck, for no reason in particular, while looking in the mirror and a small crease of skin seemed reluctant to return to its normal place.
I was shocked. At my neck. Why in the world would my neck skin want to stay pooching out and not want to return to its normal place of rest?
There can only be one reason....
since the children arrived even my skin is tired.