A frog in a microwave.

by mssinglemama on May 7, 2008

Recently someone described me as a frog in a microwave. (I’ve been slammed with projects lately).

“What? What in the hell does that mean?” I ask, my eyes are probably bugging out of my head with stress.

“It’s like you’re in there, and if you’re in there much longer … you’ll explode.”

A few days ago I read a brochure about frogs dying off and rapidly nearing extinction. Amphibians, it said, are like canaries in a coal mine – they are among the first species affected by environmental stress…their decline serves as a warning to other species, including humans. Fabulous.

Are the frogs trying to tell me something? Am I nearing extinction from sleep deprivation and a heavy work load?

Warning: this is what happens to single moms who do not get enough sleep. We start thinking and writing about frogs. Sleep single parents – STOP reading this blog and go to sleep.

This frog is definitely going to pass out and wake up with her two-year-old prince. How old are your princesses and princes? How do you manage to keep up with them?

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Alexis May 9, 2008 at 9:57 am

My little prince is 16 mos. and keeping up with him is truly a full time job! I am just coming out of my year of sucking it up and accepting my beautiful destiny of being a single mama! I thank you for writing your blog…I found it about 2 weeks ago and it has helped me more than I can write at the moment. Keeping up with my little guy has been a complete change of life…however I think of those early am hours as a precious quiet time that he and I have together before the work day starts….and when he falls asleep I am always close behind him. I usually have enough energy to go on the computer for a short time, clean up, and get ready fot the next day….and then I crash!! Getting sleep is the only way to make it.


mssinglemama May 9, 2008 at 10:03 am

Alexis…I’m so glad you made it through that first year too! Amazing isn’t it? How we adapt. Takes a bit of time though.

I know – the mornings and nights, the best moments of my day. And yes, sleep is by and far my savior – just haven’t been getting enough lately.


Tracy May 9, 2008 at 10:34 am

My little man is now 8 and a blessing in my life. Keeping up is just something that has to be done…so it is. That’s just how I see it. It has simply become a part of me. It probably helps that I and a routine-maniac. (probably too much of one) but hey, if that’s what works for me then that’s the way it’s got to be! 🙂


Alexis May 9, 2008 at 5:49 pm

…and I really don’t think we will ever get really enough sleep until they are teenagers who won’t ever get out of bed!


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