Rachael's Unlikely Meditation for Mamas

Rachael's Unlikely Meditation for Mamas

I watch him as he jumps up and down
Reminding me that he’s ‘still not tired!’
Or that he’s ‘really really hungry’
And just needs me to ‘make up one more story.’
I hold in my sigh
My desire for ‘me-time’
And remind myself
That this too shall pass
He will fall asleep, eventually
And all too soon he’ll no longer need me
So I indulge him while I can
Before this sleep resistant little boy
Becomes a sleep monster of a man