Mothers share on social media why night is so important to them and the activities they indulge in during their 'me-time.'
Mothers are often considered night owls. Sometimes, it is because they have to manage the kids, but most of the time, it is out of their own volition. Throughout the day, women have to don many hats like that of a wife, a daughter, an employee, and, of course, a mother. It is during the night they can finally take on the most crucial and comfortable role of 'me.' The nighttime is when they do things for their own sake. The mothers can indulge in their interests like reading a new book, watching trashy reality television, or taking a warm bath. No one can disturb them because they are involved in their own dream world. They are not responsible for anyone but themselves.
In her article, Jorrie Varney shares why tired moms stay up late. She explains, "This is my time, and I cherish every moment of it. There are no children pulling at the hem of my shirt, asking for yet another snack. No noise, no chaos, just me and my thoughts." Even though mothers might not have the energy to move a bone, the time is too precious to waste by sleeping. Here are the 10 most relatable posts on X that will give you a glimpse into the mom's nightlife.
That moment when you finally get your kids to sleep and you have 8 million things to do so you climb into bed and do none of it.— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) January 23, 2018
Me: Whhhyyyyyy do the kids insist on stalling their bedtime by talking, acting out, or taking improvised poops? Don’t they know that they NEED to SLEEP???— Richard Dean (@dad_on_my_feet) August 9, 2019
Also me: *scrolls twitter until 1am every night*
Me: Why am I tired all the time it's such a mystery— Vi La Bianca (@AuthorConfusion) April 27, 2022
My brain: Please can we go to bed at a normal time, maybe find out circadian rhythm
Me: No we will watch ten episodes of this random TV show I found and indulge in revenge bedtime procrastination
Getting the kids to bed after a long day and then not being able to find the TV remote is like, "Good effort, but no gold stars today."— Ash (an female) ⚪️ (@adult_mom) April 22, 2016
If you look closely at the circles around a mother's eyes, you can count how many years she's lived without sleep.— Ramblin Mama (@ramblinma) August 30, 2017
Them: why don’t you just go to bed after the kids go to sleep if you’re always so tired?— Terri Fry (@momlikethat1) February 12, 2021
Me: I stay up a lot later than I should every night because I don’t belong to myself during the day. So I want to belong to me for a few hours before I go to bed for everyone else.
I say I stay up late for my “me time” to stay sane but I’m starting to think what I really need to stay sane, is sleep. I’ll work on it. 🤣🤦♀️— tiff 😇 (@justagirlm0m) April 29, 2021
When the only “me time” you get is when everyone else in the house is sleep so you stay up late every night drinking wine and watching TikTok’s 😂— tdw (@tellisaw_) March 31, 2022