“No matter how organized, efficient and structured you are as a mother and no matter how obedient and well-behaved your children, being a mother to young ones requires focus, concentration and a heightened sense of awareness. It makes us tired. But, when I’m 95 on my deathbed sleeping half the day away and bored, I think I’ll look back on these trying days with a smile. Because that’s what mothers do. We do what needs to be done.”
Hypervigilance is a word I don’t often consider when it comes to parenting. Yet it is exactly the right word since we (moms and dads) multi-task as a matter of survival. TGIF from a tired, but fulfilled Mom!
This article is excellent! The author, Rachel, talks about how our constant state of Hypervigilance causes our systems to work non-stop in efforts to protect our babies. Read it for more insight.