If you were a fly on a wall, you’d easily be able to tell whenever a working mom has a big day ahead of her in the morning. This is what you’d see:
11:30 pm: Shutting down computer after putting some finishing touches on a report.
1:00 am: Youngest child wakes up. Mom makes sure everything is okay, puts in some cuddle time and offers some milk.
1:30 am: Youngest child now settled, Mom returns to her bed.
2:00 am: Youngest child awakes again. Mom repeats steps from earlier, with no success.
2:30 am: Mom goes back to her bed with the youngest and hopes for the best. Youngest takes some time to settle into bed, does a lot of flopping around on Mom’s head.
4:30 am: Eldest child comes to bedroom and wakes Mom up. Mom can’t even process why child is up … either a nightmare or mosquito, but ushers child back to their bed.
5:30 am: Mom is in bed with two children. No one is asleep.