Just As I Am, posted this in the comments of one of my other posts, and I think I heard my heart sigh, as someone finally put into words what I feel nearly every moment of every day that I am out in public.
"Being" normal is EXHAUSTING. Seriously. Trying to keep the facade that life is rolling along smoothly, that I really do know what I'm doing.... no wonder I get home from work every day and could crawl right into bed. I don't, though, because a "normal" person gets home from work, eats dinner, relaxes for a bit, and only then do they go to bed.
Sigh..... I know normal is really just a setting on the washer, but sometimes I wish it were really that simple.