Thursday, October 6, 2011


The past two days have been really hard for me.  Especially the afternoons.  For some reason right when nap time ends the house starts to feel really small.  The kids will not stop following me around whining and everyone is miserable.  My head starts to pound and I feel like Bob and I just take turns scolding the kids for the rest of the day.  It is horrible.  By the time we put the kids in bed I am in tears because I feel like no one is happy.  I have this picture in my mind of what a happy family is supposed to be like and we always come up short.  Bob and I had a long talk about what we are doing wrong but we couldn't really figure it out.  I think this is partially due to the weather change because aren't running around outside burning off energy.  I just can't handle it when they whine and cry at me all day.  Is there some kind of non stress pill I can take?

Sorry for this complaining session.  Sometimes being a mom is hard and I just need to vent a little.
And even though the baby might seem the most time consuming of the three she is not at all the one that is driving me crazy.


Gayle Daly said...

I'm sorry for your struggles. Your feelings are normal and there is nothing wrong with you or your family. Raising little ones is very hard. Very draining on our emotional strength. Try to simplify as much as possible and don't say no unless you have to. That picture you have in your mind of how it should be, isn't reality. Take the day moment to moment and quickly access "what is really important in this moment right now?

The Carneys said...

You shouldnt feel bad... motherhood, well parenthood, is a hard journey and you are wonderwoman with 3 kids ages 4 years and younger!!