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Green

Do you ever fly? Despite not drinking, we have wine here, and my house is very quiet and calm. You're welcome any time.

mamaloo

lila04, omg! that was awesome, i sent it to all my mama friends. thanks for the link!

momochan1974

I always have feelings of trauma when I read posts like this, because there was a long time when I would be in exact situation with my girls. I could never just relax, I was always running this way and that, and just stressed out. But I have to tell you when my little one turned 4, things changed. It still is a struggle, we have our moments but for the most part I have myself back, my mental space back, a social life, we are able to go out (and fly) with relative ease. There is hope Mamaloo! But I feel your pain and honestly know that the baby days almost pushed me over the edge!

Rachel

I'm 10 weeks pregnant right now. At the weekend my husband and I figured that neither of us has so much as changed a diaper. We're in so much trouble...

marilyn

Oh, yes, I do identify with this! We thought life with one child was just fine, so we opted to do it again -- and got twins who individually and collectively have been MUCH more demanding than their older sister ever was (or is). OMG! I have been so bummed at times, and have really longed for peace and quiet and time to self and, yes, a sense of accomplishment. One cannot eat, talk or focus with kids around -- as you have discovered. A sane mom is a much more fun mom, so schedule those playdates for yourself!

Min

I've been there - noy only are you exhausted and embarassed but you fear your friends will never want to see you again - at least at their house.

On the plus side, they often find it funny and can't beleive their luck to be child free - they see you so their life seems calmer and they appreciate it more.

Parenting is the hardest job in the world - as much as we love them, we have little control, it can be boring, and no-one says thank you.

But would we go back to life without them, probably not. Although I do dream about it sometimes and then wake up to feet in my face or one of them asking whether it's time to get up yet.

In my experience they less you look like you are concerned about their actions they less they get out of control. They are sent to test patience and if they don't get a response they do something else instead. Happy Parenting

Deidre

I have three; 19 years, 13 years, and 2 1/2. Yes, I have been there done that, and I am doing it again with the 2 1/2 year old. But let me say that before you turn around twice, they will be grown and you will be missing these years. Yes! Yes you will. You don't think you will, but you will. I can't believe that my oldest is an adult already it seems like only yesterday she was a wee one saying, "Mama, hold your baby". I relish the moments, although trying with my 2 1/2 year old. I cherish every moment and I know that when we are having a rough day, and I feel like I am going a bit crazy, I remember how quickly these year get away. And I realize that one day, my arms will be empty and I will have hours and hours on my hands to do what ever it is that I want. So when I feel I am on the edge, I close my eyes and thank God that He entrusted me with this wonderful gift of my child. And I take a chill pill and relax, and say, "this too shall pass!"

missingyou

MamaLoo I am missing you. I read through your archives and have to admire your style of writting and henesty. I loved every second of every word you have written down. Hope you are all doing well and things have settled down for you a bit. XOXO.

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