Elizabeth - posted on 10/03/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
Okay so I need to vent my husband is a very loving and hard working individual he works and goes to school at night, i am left with the babysitting arrangements plus working my full-time job and i also attend school online and I am also studying to take my state nursing boards. so with all of this going on I had a break down last week and my son would not go to sleep he is turning 2 in a couple of weeks. I wanted to hit him and this is NOT my parenting style i felt so horrible for even thinking about wanting to hit him i started crying and my husband came in and put him to bed in a matter of 15 mins when I had been trying for about an hour and half. So some might say ok get over it move on, but things from there went downhill, I am now frustrated with my situation I feel complteley overwhelmed and I dont know what to do. I feel like such a bad mother for what I felt last week. Has anyone ever felt this way before where u are so frustrated and even though u know u would never strike ur lil baby u just think it? or am i just loosing it! I am so bent out of shape because of this, Jordan (my son) is my first child so this is my first time encountering his tantrums and refusals to go to sleep it is very hard to set a schedule for him since i work different shifts at the hospital but i try my best...how have some of you managed tantrums?? I need help in coping methods because my husband will start his schooling again next week and i will be by myself again during the nights.