Monday, June 20, 2011

Mommy Going Crazy!

I love my children. I love them more than I love .... well... everything and everyone except my husband. But there are days when I feel like I am going crazy.
Today Lulu pushed every single one of my buttons! It has been this way for a few days now. She pushes her sister, she doesn't do as I say, she is throwing fits constantly, she won't go to sleep when she is supposed too... I am going crazy! It doesn't help that Zizzy has decided she needs to be help every.sing.waking.moment.
I have hit that point where I want to scream "I AM BURNED OUT!!" But then Lulu looks at me and says something completely adorable and Zizzy laughs then I remember why I love being a mother.
Somehow I need to find a balance so I don't get so upset. What have you moms out there done to help you avoid that burnout feeling?

7 comments:

  1. I feel exactly the same way a lot of the time- my kids are 5yr, 3yr, & 7months. The baby has been sick for a month and the other two are going a little crazy. But I have found that if I make sure and give each of them a little "Mommy time" (time with just them and Mom) they are a little happier. Also my oldest feels like she needs to help or always ask for help with things if she is bored, so we try to do some organized school time 2-3 days per week. But I often have a friends' words pop into my head, and for a long time while they are little you just have to "put on a show" for them to get them to do what you want, when you want them to- that helps me not to lose my temper as much. And best of all pray- and sing fun church songs, even my 3yr old has started singing them. Our favorites are Heroes of the Scriptures, Praise to the Man (only because they have been learning it the past month) and then some fun preschool songs. It is hard for me to do when there is a ton of housework to do but they usually need me to get down and play with them with their toys or run around outside where I am not distracted by anything else and they have my undivided attention- even if it is just for 15 minutes. Those are a few things that help, also getting together with another mom and her kids help both you have a break and the kids get to play- it is great if you can help eachother with a chore that just can't seem to get finished. Sorry for the ramblings, I appreciate your website- thanks for putting time into it for us!! Just pray and read your scriptures!

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  2. Thank you Suzanne! Please don't appologize for rambling! I loved your comment. One of the problems this summer, I think, is that we are down to one car and my husband is in summer school for his masters. That means I am home almost 24/7. It has taken a toll on me and Lucy.
    Zizzy wants to be held non-stop. I think she might be teething. So I am trying to find ways to make her happier.

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  3. Mighty uesufl. Make no mistake, I appreciate it.

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  4. That's really tnihking out of the box. Thanks!

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  5. Thanks for sharing. Always good to find a real epexrt.

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