It’s Monday, and you may think you’re tired, especially after staying up for the Super Bowl. Watch this video of “super mom” Corrie Whyte trying to get triplet babies and a toddler ready bed, however, and you may just rethink how tired you really are.
In the video, which has gone viral, you see Whyte running back and forth, grabbing babies, changing diapers and outfits and grabbing one baby after another as they try to crawl all over the place. She does it all with a smile before, understandably, collapsing once her work (for a bit, anyway) is done.
Fortunately she doesn’t have to do it all by herself all the time. She told ABC that her husband is an “amazing dad” who helps out a lot, and hopefully he was standing nearby while this was filmed, ready to catch any babies from falling. Still, those without children or even those of us with fewer children get exhausted just watching her go and can’t imagine doing this day in and day out.
The truth, however, is that when you’re doing it (“it” being whatever it takes to keep your children healthy and happy), it just becomes your parenting reality. Like with much of parenthood, you can never imagine any of it until you’re actually doing it. From the minute you learn you’re pregnant, there are twists and turns and things you end up doing you would have previously sworn you could never do. Then you find out you can, because you love those kids so much and would do anything for them, and you know that someday they will be grown, and you’ll wish you could go back and do it all over again, no matter how exhausting it was.