Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Robot-Zombie Zone

The weekend brought with it a large amount of work. I'm talking about the work that pays the bills, puts food on the table, and a roof over the family's head. I was leaving past midnight. Due to stress and lack of energy, my body was telling me to stop by to get some McDonald's french fries. Yeah, I know, so not good.  If you're up that late and on Twitter, then you probably read about my glorious stops. The weekend left me completely exhausted and useless at home.

I have to pause for a moment and give my husband massive amounts of kudos for watching the kids and keeping the house together. He really stepped up to the plate and kicked it up a notch. I would repay him with some great sex, but I'm too damn tired from actually working. I'm giving him an IOU on this. Yes, I'm posting it out there for all the world to see. I'm making it all official and legal.

MamaOnDaGo is giving her husband an IOU for sex because he's gone above and beyond and deserves it
Notarized and all that legal mumbo jumbo

Back to what I was originally going to discuss.

Work left me completely useless at home. We all know that our jobs as mothers and fathers does not stop because we are tired. The children continue to wake up at the butt crack of dawn. With day old mascara smeared upon my blood shot eyes (because I was too tired to do a decent job removing it), I would wake up. Actually, my body would be moving but my mind and my soul, I felt was elsewhere. I call this my robot-zombie zone.

The zone where I'm so exhausted I'm just going through the motions of being a mama. I neither really feel nor hear. My hands and body are moving as I play with the children, but I'm not really mentally there to enjoy this moment. Instead of being able to multi-task, I put efforts to even accomplish one task. At times, I just find myself zoning out even further. 

I'm glad I can look forward to a few days off. The fine print is I'll be off from work, but I'll be on full-mama duty. It'll be the Misters turn to make some dollars. I'm hoping a few days away from work will help me get out of the robot-zombie zone and refocus. I would say re-energize but that's asking way too much from being home alone with the kids. Here's to refocusing. 


  1. Good luck! I hope you have some time to recharge and let the dude cash in on his IOU. :)

  2. Well good luck with the refocussing with kids hanging on your body parts.
    I say you take them to McDonald's for more fries! And preferably a McDonald's with one of those Playlands so you can sit and read, or zone out, while the kids play!
    Girl, you work so hard!

  3. IOU for sex! I love it. I really, really like that idea. Tell me you actually put it to paper...

  4. Found you through "We aren't perfect." Anyway, ugh, this feeling is so painful. You described it to a T. I was just writing about how I was feeling like an old traveling carnival (looks like fun, but actually kind of scary and tired). It's amazing what we have to push through as moms. As my friend said after she had a baby, "I never get to be sick again!"

  5. I am cracking up right now! The IOU for sex is quite possibly the best idea ever!

  6. Ha! I am having many days like that as well! Thank God for awesome hubbies! With yah on the you.

  7. Love your blog!! I just became your newest follower and look forward to getting to know you.

    Have a great weekend.

    HRH Mommy

  8. I'm thinking you're enjoying your days off since you haven't posted yet! =)
    Wish you the best...and I have an award for you!