I'm really tired.
I'm tired of pussy-footin' around on attacks on my faith, my religious and civil liberties.
I'm tired of people who work with my daughter (teachers, social workers, etc.) that think they know more than I do because they have a bunch of letters like "MSW" behind their names. Let me tell you: I'm smart too, but beyond that, I am an expert in something no other person is an expert in: my kids. I know what is best. You're here to help, facilitate, file paperwork, and support. You are NOT the expert.
I am tired of hatred and vileness and personal attacks from strangers. I get it: you hate me. Move along now.
I am tired of the lack of civil discourse between intelligent people. Play nice or go home. Or continue your rants, furthering the proof of your lack of intelligence. You pick.
I am tired of being compared to Job. And being told I am courageous and/or brave. I know you all mean well, but I have to keep doing what I do. I am the only mom my kids have, and if I don't advocate for them, who will? It is my job, and I'm doing it. It's like a firefighter or cop who does his or her job. Yeah, we wanna pat them on the back, but they picked that career, and it's their job to run into the burning building. It's my job to be my kids' mom. I love doing it, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
So, I'm gonna get some sleep, and get up swingin' again tomorrow. There are fights to pick, battles to be brawled and children to be tended to. And I'm just the girl to do it.