Karen - posted on 11/18/2008 ( 10 moms have responded )
I love my son so much but some days I wonder if i can do this? Being a mom is so frustrating; there are very few "thank yous" or "you did a great job today", and unless your married to a God there is very little help. I know that my husband tries to help me around the house but more often than not he just makes more messes for me to clean up later (eww...pee on the toilet seat) and on his days off of work he lets me get an extra hour of sleep from my almost sleepless night,I know he means good but he just doesn't get it. he isn't around for the nights where all i can manage to do is sit there and cry with the baby because I don't know whats wrong with him and I just get so wound up that I cry too. Or for the poopy bums that make me want to vomit; did you know poop could be so many different colors?
I never thought that I was the mothering type or that some day I would have kids of my own, let alone be a mother at nineteen. Becoming a mom has given me a whole new respect for my own mom, now I finally get that everything she has done in her life has been for me and my sisters. I look back and think how clean the house always was and how dinner was always amazing; then I see the dishes from the last time we had casserole (when was that again?) and look at the burnt chicken I've prepared again (but it's still frozen in the middle) and think that my mom is Super Woman!! How was she able to manage all of that when I am struggling just to keep up with the washing.
Being a mom can be real struggle every day but when I look into my son's innocent face and see those big blues or I get one of his toothless grins, I know that that being a mom is the best job in the world!!!