Glennon Doyle writes on her Facebook page:
I give you: MY NEW HERO.
This Soccer Mom, at my kid’s last game. Whilst the other parents stood loudly and earnestly and concernedly on the sidelines: this mother laid her body down on the ground, her head on her purse, and her blanket over her face - and napped. Her entire existence said: I am showing up for my kid. But I’m not gonna pretend I’m not exhausted about it. Please understand that periodically - when the sideline yelled and woke her from her warrior sleep - she would raise that little thumb of hers and say: yay. And then she’d go back to sleep.
I love her.
She is a cultural icon for our time.
Here’s to WOMEN WHO FREAKING REST WHEN THEY’RE TIRED.
May we know them.
May we raise them.
May we be them.
I would like to formally nominate this hero as the president elect of our Women Who Have Run Out of Effs to Give Club. I will be the Secretary in Charge of Meetings. There will be no meetings. I salute you.
Mothering Littles? You're welcome at:
Beyond Birth: Mothering Babies & Children (more mainstream)
Peaceful Parenting Group (more holistic)