April - posted on 12/17/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am a single full time working mother of an 8 month old girl. I am finding that I am getting more and more frustrated with the constant need for attention and constant need for supervision since she is now climbing and crawling everywhere. I hate being frustrated with her because I am away from her 40+ hours a week at work and I want to spend as much time as possible with her at night and on the weekends, but I also have house cleaning, laundry, paperwork, bill paying, getting myself showered and dressed for work, etc...she does not give me a minute to get any of this done. If I put her in her playpen she screams, if I go into the other room she screams (or falls and then screams), if I am not holding her at all times she screams... I don't know if there is actually something wrong or if she is just spoiled and I feel guilty if I put her down and let her scream it out (plus the screaming drives me absolutely NUTS!) Does anyone have any advice? I feel so alone in this!