Sunday, February 8, 2009

This is gonna be a big whinny post!!

Ever had those days, no, weeks, where all you feel you do, is clean up spills, clean up period. Your children are fighting constantly with each other. All I seem to do is take turns putting one kid or another in time out. 2 out of the 3 have become the pickiest of eaters and have decided that they do not need to eat food, however come bed time, or even at 2am, they come crying that they are STARVING, and that their tummies are hurting becuase they are STARVING! I'm tired of never sleeping through the night, I have tried everything, belive me, I don't get up numerous time a night for the fun of it. I'm tired that they have decided that they don't want to share anything with each other or anyone else, and i feel like I'm 'THAT' parent, who's kids are a nightmare, and people pretend not to notice. I guess I am just feeling so overwhelmed today by it all. 3 kids in 4 years, I wouldn't trade them for the world, but some days i am just so burned out. I wonder if others really feel like this too?? I hear so many people say, 'oh you need to take a break'.. well thats all well and good, but if you have no family living near by, then it's hard to do that. Don't get me wrong, I go out a fair bit, i have GNO, and book club, plus enrichment, that i love, and feel blessed to be able to go, but i still have them all day, put them to bed then go out. I would love to go on a holiday with Dayna, but when you have 3 young kids, 2 that don't sleep through the night, it's hard to plan it, and if i did, i would just worry about them the whole time, or should i say whoever has them!!

so, tomorrow is a new day, i should be grateful that i have them. I do love them with every peice of me, but it's jsut been a hard week i guess!.


Tiffany said...

Oh Heidi I think I can totally sympathize with you right now. We are so blessed to be able to stay home with our little ones, and honestly it would be WAY easier to go out into the working world where you ship you kids to daycare in the morning and pick them up in time for supper. It truly is the hardest most enjoyable work we could ever do. I take lots of girls nights out sometimes twice a week if needed. Trevor is very understanding, but too like you it is usually always after bedtime. I will be sure to call you next time we go for is so nice to get out with other moms. I feel we are long lost friends. Thanks for all the inspiration you give to me. Hang in there tomorrow is bound to be a better one.

Angie said... are SO not alone in this! I could have written your post. I have felt like this the last few week. Kids constantly fighting, whining, not listening and making mess after mess! And ya, we could get away for a few hours, but sometimes we need a WEEK! And even then we might still be overwhelmed.
Well,I am a TOTAL believer in prayer...I was in SHOCK at how reverent my kids were at church today. I was doing it alone, so I was SO grateful. I actually got to hear the talks. I knew that my prayers had been answered...and I knew that Ric was praying for me...I TOTALLY felt it! We just can't do it alone...especially with our strong-minded kids! lol...I'll be praying for ya! Tomorrow is a new day... :)