Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I'm having one of those "falling off the dog" days again.  I woke up to a huge, um...present from the the dog smack dab in the middle of the living room, Jack seems to want to do nothing but nurse today, and all I really want to do is go bang the dishes around until I feel better.  Not that that ever seems to work, but it always seems to be my go to tantrum.
What I want to do right now.
It is tough, this motherhood thing.  I was going to say 'this SAHM(stay at home mom) thing' but then I realized that no, it's just motherhood in general.  There are different degrees of hard, different kinds of trouble, but we are all in it together.

I don't really have a neat wrap-up for this post, I just felt like I should strive to be more honest in real time for the other mom's out there who may have gotten poop on their hands twice today and are feeling a little like me...whiny. 

I will turn my attitude around, I will.  But I needed you to know that I am not always cheery.   Sorry to disappoint.  I think both Jack and I need a nap.


  1. If you said you never had days like this...I'd wonder!!! It is all part of life with children. Some days you might want to crawl in bed and throw the covers over your head, other days you might want to dance on the rooftop with just is that way!!!

    Hang in there.....take a nap, with Jack....and the dog.....when you wake up, you will feel much better!!! {hugs}

  2. Being a mom IS hard; some days more than others. I hope your day turns around after a nice nap.

  3. I think you both deserve a nap :)... When I'm feeling overwhelmed I head to the shower, it seems to relax me even if I have a 3-year-old running in and out every 2 minutes. Hope the rest of the week goes much smoother.

  4. This sounds vaguely familiar? Perhaps it's like a cold, making the rounds? Forget the dishes and snuggle up on the couch with Jack :)

  5. It's OK.

    Now go back to the previous post, take a good look, and a very deep breath.

    Life will get better...remember it was.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  6. Ohhhh, do I understand.

    I bang dishes, too. It's kind of like some demented form of therapy. Therapy that is never very satisfying, but gosh darnit'all if I don't do it...

    Having two children now, I'm beginning to reeeally see how difficult motherhood is. I think it's because my son is almost 2, and he has been testing my patience like none other. Just add that to the fact I have a needy 2 week old, and I'm a regular mess in need of a couple extra doses of patience. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart! I think it stretches and grows us in more ways than just when we were carrying those babes in our womb. It stretches and grows our hearts, our tempers, our patience and our sanity.

    That being said. Naps are good. I should be taking one, too. The end.

  7. I think you are just super tired from all the party prep takes a toll after all said and done. Tell yourself you are just going to hang out for the next couple of days and do nothing ! As long as everyone is healthy...all is good.

  8. thanks for being honest, hope your day turns around!

  9. Hang in there, have a nap, and if nothing else, tomorrow's another day! We're all subject to *those* days!

  10. Being a mom to dogs is hard enough for me. The husband spent the morning cleaning up dog throw up and I got home to clean up more. The joys of motherhood!

    Here's hoping for a better tomorrow!

  11. My gf and I were JUST talking about this yesterday. Her baby is 1 month and Jackson is 9 months and somedays it's all I can do to just MAKE IT THROUGH the day. And I KNOW my attitude affects him but sometimes its so hard to keep it in check. Especially when it comes to teething and my normally loving, good-natured boy turns whiny, clingy and all around grumpy.


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