Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Thoughts from the Trader Joe's parking lot
The other day, I was sitting in the car with the boys, while Noel ran in to Trader Joe's to get some fruit. (I'm obsessed with their fruit.) Across from us in the parking lot was a family that was completely wiped out. It seemed to be that they were a young mom and dad, who were out running errands, got back to the car with their baby who had just fallen asleep, and realized that this was their one shot for some shut eye....so a family nap in the car it was! (That could be totally wrong, but that's what it looked like to me.)
As I was watching them, because I'm a professional people watcher slash creeper, and because they were sleeping the good kind of sleep...like mouth open kinda sleep....I thought, yes....that is exactly how you feel when you're a first time parent to a newborn. It's the type of exhaustion that is surpassed by literally no other type of "i'm tired". It's something that you never forget. (And I'm so glad they were getting some sleep!)
It made me think about how most feelings are universal...and that's why we have to stick together. No, we've not all been exhausted by a newborn, but taking it a step past that, most of us have experienced the same type of feelings. We've all been sad, felt some anxiety, been stressed, and upset.....so we need to give each other a break and start helping each other through the hard times. On the flip side, we've all been excited about something, so we should rejoice in each other's success and good news.
Just a few thoughts from the Trader Joe's parking lot.... :)
Posted by Ashley