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OMG it’s 3 pm on Friday, Hawk is just down for his nap, and I’ve already cried today and screamed at the dog.
I -a bit less gently than I usually do- cleaned Hawk’s hands and mouth after lunch today because he was REALLY trying my patience, then whisked him quickly from his highchair into “jail” (his large enclosed play area haha) so I could clean up the mess. I also needed a break from him or else I was going to lose it. Which makes me feel horrible. I know I did the right thing taking a break from him for a few minutes, but I hate that I reached a near breaking point in the first place.
And poor Dagny. I have done everything I can for her, she has food, been for a walk, etc., but she won’t eat her breakfast and just stares at me and follows me around looking for something. I felt overwhelmed and like I was being pulled in every direction and yelled at her to eat her breakfast.
So, I am a mess. Again. But this too shall pass.
my love 🙂
And of course I use an underbed plastic tub for a pool outside 😉 Perhaps this afternoon I’ll put my feet in again and pretend I’m at the beach LOL.
I hope you are well, and have a great weekend!!
Hawk is so darn cute!! I love the shark onesie. No worries, sweetie, we all have our moments. LOL. You’re doing great!
Oh, dear Grechen! If I had a dollar for every moment I was less than patient…well, you know the rest. Forgive yourself and move on. That’s a sweet, happy, well-cared for baby boy you’ve got there. And just wait til he’s a teenager! 😉
Thank you for speaking the truth about motherhood. It is hard. My kids are adults now (or adult-ish anyway) and I remember these feelings. I can almost laugh at the times I used to go our and lay down in the back seat of my car to hide from them for while. Telling your story makes others feel less alone in the Instagram world where everyone loves being the mom.
It’s okay! We moms have been there. You are human & taking a break is good self-care. You and they will be just fine. So glad you shared – that’s important too ?
Karina Mansilla says
Wow! Thanks for sharing your blog and especially Hawk’s adventures. Such a cute child.
Late to comment but… Both my grandmother and my mother, middle class women and stay-at-home mothers, had outside help when they had small kids. It was simply known and accepted in their communities that littles have tremendous needs and that the family budget should be stretched to give their mothers’ a break. Now you’re parenting in a pandemic, without the resources that you would have had a year ago (mothers’ groups, etc). Please be kind to yourself!