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May 5, 2010

Things are not so swimmingly

Lately I feel like I'm always on the verge of a meltdown.
I have a sense that everything is closing in on me.
I can see the light, I just keep tripping over toys every time I reach for it.
Even If I have had 6 cups, I feel like I'm one cup of coffee away from feeling awake.
I'm always one load of laundry away from being caught up.
If Harry slams one more door/cabinet I'm just going to take them all down.
I'm one "Hey Mommy" away from cutting my own ears off.
I feel like I'm dredging along at the bottom instead of swimming at the top.
My patience level is dangerously low.
I'm tired of trying to find foods my kids will eat.
I'm in a viscous cycle of my kids being upset, thus I'm upset, thus they are more upset, thus I'm more upset....
It's like one of those dreams where you're running but not making any progress.
So, what do you do to recharge your batteries, and bust out of a funk?


Kathleen said...

I so know what you mean! There are days when I just want to go back to bed and start all over again.

Sometimes I need a change of scenery; sometimes my boys do.

I have a stash of toys that I reserve for bad days.

Going outside and playing with squirt bottles or painting the ground with water (I give them each a bucket of water and a foam paint brush), also seems to calm them down.

I have friends that go to the gym just for the child care and so they can "run away" for a while.

It is a struggle, at times. Sometimes the best thing to do is dress your kids in a message shirt that says something like "Kiss Me" or "My Mommy Loves Me" and follow the directions.

Hope you feel better.

shirley said...

I definitely can relate. I was feeling that same way a couple of months ago and was quite seriously wishing I could runaway. And in a sense that is what I did. I went to my brother's for the weekend and even though I took my boys, they were in a different surroundings thus their behavior improved, extra adults to look after them, differet toys to play with and a cousin for entertainment. I didn't have to look at my messy house and attended a different church that helped jump start my battery again. Even though the mess was still there when I got home, I came home in a different state of mind which is what I needed the most.

By the way, I love the name of your blog because that is truly how I have felt a lot of times since getting married & becoming a mother. I love my husband & boys so very much, but there are days when I think "who the heck have I become?!?" I started following your blog for the great craft ideas, but keep coming back for all the real life extras that make me laugh & feel "normal"!
Here is to a better tomorrow.:)

Melissa at Perry Jayne said...

You know I can relate. Wish we lived closer, I'd come by with some comfort food. You're a good Momma and wife. Hide in your bedroom for a few minutes, take some deep breaths and let Jesus give you a hug. I love you lots.
There will be good days and bad days. Just try to make it through the bad ones, because better days are ahead.

Shiloh said...

Oh my gosh Shelly! I can totally relate! Some days I feel like I must be such a bad mother when have no patience or when I shudder and cringe when I hear the word, "mommy!"

Eat lots of chocolate and maybe hire a babysitter for a couple of hours so that you can rejuvenate yourself. I also sometimes tell myself that I will miss all this craziness someday.

rentz said...

I have no great advice. All I know is I was right where you are last week, and this week has been one of the best weeks in a long time. Keep on plugging. Your momness will return soon!

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