Monday, February 25, 2013

Motherhood Monday-Hello Limit

It happens sometimes.  We don't always live up to our own expectations.  We don't always do things right.  Sometimes, we are just plain selfish and tired and grumpy.  We raise our voices, ignore our baby's whines, or roll our eyes when our children fuss (and fuss and fuss and fuss) about nothing in particular.  WE do that right?  It's not just me?

I've about hit my limit in the last week.  I tell him that.  "Baby, I need to you sit in here with Daddy, because I can't handle this right now."  "Baby, Mommy needs her sleep.  I know you don't understand that, but I really do need to sleep, and you don't want to let me."  "Baby, what is the problem?!  What is wrong?!  Why are you so upset?  I don't know what to do for you."

And then I step back, and feel guilty for being a bad mom.  "I'm sorry, Baby.  I know you don't understand.  I know you are feeling neglected.  I love you."

And then 15 minutes later, I'm rolling my eyes again.  Ech....I hate weeks like this.

1 comment:

  1. It's definitely not just you! I wish I could say things like "Oh, it's just one of those days." But the truth is, we're having "one of those seasons." It's been a while that the lil guy has been so crabby and constantly pawing at me when I'm trying to make lunch and such. I know I could be more patient, but it's not always easy. I look forward to some warmth and sunshine--perhaps that will help us kick this mood that's settled on our home!