As parents, we can all get exhausted daily to say the least. Whether you’re a parent of one 2-year-old or parent of four kids under the age of 9 (like how my mom and dad once were when my siblings and I were all little), you get tired from a range of a little to A LOT every day. Believe me, I’ve been there (daily) and I’m a mom of just one toddler.
That said, maintaining your energy as a parent is critical. Your time is precious with your child(ren), and you want to be “present” and fully engaged as much as you can with him/her/them daily. When you’re exhausted, though, you may (as I’ve been doing lately when I’m exhausted) throw on “Thomas and Friends” or “Sesame Street” instead of reading their favorite book for the millionth time or playing with Legos together.