I too have days that I don’t know the difference between up and down.
I have days I don’t want to clean, cook or take care of any one. I just want to simply be, simply exist. Days when my children are so overwhelming and loud I can’t function. And to tell you the truth they aren’t being bad, they’re just being kids. Those are the moments I feel like the world is flying by me. When I feel like I’m zoning out.
I can tell you this much my kids are happy most of the time. They are clean, fed and VERY LOVED!
These moments DO NOT make me a bad mom. These moments make me human.
As a mom you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. You feel like you need to handle it all. Girl let me tell you, you can but it may make you loose your sanity. The days of moms keeping the children happy, keeping the house clean, having dinner done and made by the time your spouse gets home every day are gone. We live in a different world now. If you are a mom who can do this, PLEASE teach me your ways! Many of the moms I’ve run into can’t.
At the end of the day if your laundry is still not folded its ok. If your dishes need to be washed and you are too exhausted its ok. If your child is upset, talk to them, soothe them. Is your spouse happy? If not how can you help?
In my home we live, we laugh, we love and we deal with dog hair.
~ Katy Schmidt The Nurturing Doula, LLC Birth Doula, CPST and CBE 805-791-8325 http://www.thenurturingdoula.com firstname.lastname@example.org