On this election night, it's okay to go to bed, mama

We're not going to know the results anytime soon.

Election night okay to go to bed
@sashapritchard /Twenty20

Tonight is a hard one for many mothers across the United States. It's hard to fall asleep when you don't know what future you and your children will wake up in.

And as of this writing, we don't know who the President-elect is.

Here's what we do know: It's okay for you to stop doomscrolling.

It's okay to go offline and get the rest you need.


We know that more votes need to be counted.

We know that a record 101.2 million people voted early.

We know that it is likely to be a closely contested presidential election.

We know that no matter who wins, some mothers will be heartbroken.

We know that the Democrats are likely to maintain control of the House.

We know that some moms made history tonight.

We know disinformation will continue to be a threat to the truth and democracy.

We know that the first transgender woman was just elected to the Senate.

We know that you tried your best.

We know that the next few days will be stressful.

But we don't know who the president will be in 2021.

If you can sleep, you should.

It's gonna be a long week.

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