Sheila - posted on 02/28/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi. My daughter is 2 years 4 months and is incredibly bright, (knows her whole alphabet, can sing about 15 songs, plays the piano, knows colours, shapes, 3D shapes etc etc).
I spend nearly all day every day doing stuff with her, I feel that I have done her proud and given her a good start in life.
It took Zoe 18 months to start sleeping throughout the night and now she is still restless (I have always been restless) and she often wakes me although she doesn't wake herself so I get tired.
Had a blazing row with my hubby a couple of days ago about the fact that I have neglected my appearance, not got back into shape and don't have my hair done as often and need to wear some nicer clothes. This wasn't a new row, we've had it before but this time it really hurt.
I haven't got down the gym or spent so much time in the hair salon because I feel guilty about leaving my daughter when I feel that I should be doing stuff with her. We get no support from family and I have to constantly ask hubby to look after Zoe to even have a shower, cook, go to the loo. We don't send her to nursery because we feel that she needs specific one-to-one attention because she is so bright. She interacts with children older than her and has little in common with children her own age.
I just can't stop crying at the moment. I feel that I have been a great Mum but I'm not bloomin Wonderwoman!
How do people fit on looking after themselves and their little ones especially when they are gifted??? Any tips or just something to make me smile appreciated please.