Anyone else feel this way?

Kevlyn - posted on 01/02/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Do you ever feel like that all you ever hear is screaming...it seems like when one of my kids stops screaming the other one is screaming about something....I don't think I even know how to have an adult conversation anymore....I catch myself saying stuff like I got to go potty instead of bathroom or whatever even when my kids are not even at the same place i'm at.......LOL



Anyone else feel this way?















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I am pregnant with my third child...due any day now...if he doesn't come by monday morning i'm being induced...so i'm sure it doesn't help that my 3 1/2 year old and my 1 year old know that something is up b/c i'm always tired so I don't play with them as much as I did... and I know I am getting aggrivated with them a lot more than usual... I'm hoping that after baby Alex arrives things will get back to as normal as possible and I will quit feeling like this as much... It also doesn't help that my husband works everyday and doesn't get home until the kids are asleep, taking one of my vehicles and my mom is going through a divorce and has to work everyday taking my other vehicle so we don't get out much... and it's to rainy and cold outside to take them outside to play... On top of everything we are currently moving into a bigger house...that we just got through remodeling... I have found myself going into a slump and letting my three year old watch cartoons all day everyday and doing numerous things that I wouldn't normally let her do, which I know isn't good.... The list goes on and on...so i guess feeling like a bad mom doesn't help the situation any...

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Jodi - posted on 01/02/2010

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Yep. And when I get sick of it, I actually walk very calmly to my bedroom, lock the door, then go into the ensuite, and lock that door. I have two solid doors between me and the kids. I sit on the toilet seat and read a magazine for 5 minutes while I mentally block out the screaming, and then I am ready to face the world again.......and to deal with it.



My kids know now that when this happens, they have seriously gone overboard, and they KNOW they are are in trouble.

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Carina - posted on 01/02/2010

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yes repeat everyday is a very good way to define it and unfortunately it stays that way for awhile. or at least it has for me. i would say i am good definition of a stay at home mom becuase when my husband is at work i am stuck at home. i don't have a vehicle i live in the middle of no where. hopefully everyone else is able to find a way to put some variety into there everyday life.

Kelly - posted on 01/02/2010

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1st of all....you are NOT a bad mom!!!
I am a 1st time mom with a 6 month old who does not nap! if she does it is 20 minutes but it takes me 45 min to put her down...now she is teething and wakes every 2 hours every night...i am soooo tired and easily frustrated with my 2 dogs and her when i am home by myself...it is SO much harder then i thought it would be...i feel like all i do is try to entertain her ALL day long..hubby comes home aound 5:30 and then i am ready to get her ready for bed at 6ish 7ish...scarf down some food with him and shower...i feel like i am on repeat every day....

Carina - posted on 01/02/2010

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I know exactly how you feel. i have a 3 year old daughter and a son that will be 2 on thursday and i am 2 months pregnant with my third and lately i have no energy. so when the kids decide that they are going to have a day where all they want to do is scream i just shut down. i wish i had somewhere i could take a couple minute break. and when it comes to talking like you are around the kids all the time i know what that is like i say i have to go potty all the time. or i saw i have an owie and things like that. i would be nice to talk like an adult again.

Sarah - posted on 01/02/2010

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I know how you're feeling!! My husband caught himself counting to three the other day because the dog wasn't listening to him. Jodi gives good advice about getting away for a few minutes. I've been lucky with my son because I can tell him it's time to have quiet time in his room for a few minutes and he will usually listen. I only have one child though so I'm sure the experiences are very different!!

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