Goodnight Tired Mom


tired momFor all the moms out there who have wide-awake kids and a house full of dirty dishes and laundry, here is a parody of the children’s classic Goodnight Moon.


In the great messy house
There was an iPhone
And a pile of laundry
And a picture of –
A family on the beach in all their glory
And a million dirty dishes were waiting in the kitchen
And a few wide-awake kids
And a pair of mismatched Tupperware lids
And a tiny toy truck
And a stuffed duck
And a set of play keys and skinned knees and kids singing their ABCs
And a tired mom who is yelling, “Get back into bed, please”
Goodnight iPhone
Goodnight family
Goodnight family laughing on the beach in all their glory
Goodnight overripe peach
And the pile of laundry
Goodnight dirty dishes
Goodnight kitchen
Goodnight wide-awake kids
Goodnight pair of mismatched Tupperware lids
Goodnight Daniel Tiger
And goodnight highchair
Goodnight toy truck
And goodnight stuffed duck
Goodnight play keys
And goodnight skinned knees
Goodnight baby wipes
Goodnight ABCs
And goodnight to the tired mom yelling, “Get back into bed, please”
Goodnight unread book club book
Goodnight lovey bear
Goodnight wide-awake kids everywhere

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Aarika Friend
Aarika lives in Trumbull with her husband, two daughters (2013 and 2015), and son (2020). Originally from Ulster County, NY, she fell in love with her husband at a UConn football game when she told him he had nice biceps and the rest is history. Outside of work and motherhood, she enjoys eating good food, sharing a drink with friends, summer days spent at Pinewood Lake or on vacation in Cape Cod, and mindlessly streaming too many shows with her husband. Her favorite time of day is early morning before her kids wake up with a hot cup of coffee and a good book.


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