Breastfeeding is gorgeous and wonderful and a fantastic bonding experience with your baby, but let's face it: breastfeeding is boring. Sure, you feel this unbelievable surge of love and warmth and all things maternal when you look down and see your kid eating their breakfast or lunch or seventeenth late-night meal, but after a while, the magic can be somewhat overshadowed by boredom. Good, old fashioned boredom. If you're not good at boredom, this can do strange things to your mind. In my experience, the things an impatient person thinks while breastfeeding can be ridiculous, arguably funny, and definitely unrealistic.
It's difficult not to just allow your mind to wonder when you're awake at 2:30 in the morning, sitting straight up with bloodshot eyes as you breastfeed your kid for who knows how long. I mean, sure, you're doing an incredible thing and burning calories and sustaining your kid from your freakin' body, so it definitely counts as doing something, but it doesn't necessarily feel that way all the time. Really, you just have to show up with a milk-making boob, and that's the end of your job. Once your kid latches, you're on their time and, well, that time isn't always short.
So yes, breastfeeding is great (sometimes) and magical (sometimes) and such a beautiful thing that fills you with a great sense of accomplishment (sometimes), but it can also be the worst. So if you find yourself thinking these 10 thoughts that every impatient person has while breastfeeding, know that you're not alone.