ANOTHER
MOTHER RUNNER

Rest Day Plea

Unlike me, this gal looks like she can sleep in despite the cat, some chickens, and other interruptions.
Unlike me, this gal looks like she can sleep in despite the cat, some chickens, and other interruptions.

He flops around like a tuna on a boat deck,
sending shock waves across the mattress.

Left hip starts complaining,
fed up with being laid on too long.

Deep snores penetrate earplugs;
pillow over head only muffles slightly.

Real equation: ear plugs + pillows = noise still permeates
Real equation: ear plugs + pillows = noise still permeates

Frolicky kitten, escaped from his room,
pounces, then skitters across covers.

Bladder, filled to capacity,
demands to be released.

Now he twitches in deep slumber, kicking calf
that gave such problems on yesterday’s long run.

Lyrics start playing on loop in head,
today it’s Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Standing by bed, children mock-whisper
“Can we play Wii? Can we, can we?”

Family, it’s Sunday, the day of rest—
And Mom’s one morning with no workout.

Can’t I sleep in for just one day?Rottenecards_93264873_b39s9jswk2

 

 

 

 

 

2 responses to “Rest Day Plea

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

SUBSCRIBE TO ANOTHER MOTHER RUNNER NEWSLETTER AND RECEIVE 15% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER!

*Exclusions Apply

Want some mother runner insipiration with special content and deals? 

You will receive an email within the next 24 hours with your discount code! 

X