Confessions to My Mother
There are so many days that I feel like I am falling short of these expectations and I wish it was more acceptable to admit that. When the kids are not around, everything seems great, but add kids to the mix and it is a different story. It seems that whenever the kids are acting out which lets face it, can be often , my husband and I also struggle to connect. While I love the family time that we have, I wish that we did not struggle with this as much as we do. There are so many theories about how to best raise your kids and the most beneficial methods for teaching them.
How do I know I am choosing the right one?
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On top of that, there are so many programs and classes and activities it recommended that kids be involved in. It seems inevitable that I am going to miss something at some point.
I also hate that my husband is sound asleep snoring when the baby wakes up in the middle of the night and stays asleep. Again, I feel pressure to avoid waking him up because he has trouble sleeping. I guess the main theme is the pressure that comes with motherhood is sometimes overwhelming! That the norm can play out differently in my household. That some aspects of life and discipline and routine might always look unlike the norm. I had guilt about that. I have lost lots of that guilt this year. Until then I try to cut myself some slack because this body made, gave birth to and then fed for a year each kid!
Adam had his usual fit about going to school. I just needed a break, just for one morning.
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Share it in the comments below! I guarantee you will not be the only one who feels that way!! Thanks for sharing this! It is so nice to know that others experience the motherhood struggle like this!! Great read.
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I think I could do without all the judgement. Like I just want to raise my girls my way, stay at home with them and not feel guilty about it, wear my yoga pants proudly….. I think with all that, life would be pretty nice! Asking for help is already hard, but when in your mind you think you have failed if you do, makes asking for it even harder.
I have been each one of these moms at some point in my motherhood journey. Thanks for sharing! I could do without constantly coordinating the juggle! With 4 kids, a full-time job, and a hubby who travels for work, coordinating everyone getting to their activities is often super challenging.
I do feel blessed, however, that my kids want to be active and enjoy participating in activities. It always seems to work out, but not without some coordinating. Good dose of realism. I can relate to all of this. The thing I could do without is planning a fun thing and having the kids attitude or tantrums suck the joy out of it.
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My choice to go to school out of state was seen as abandonment. She called daily and if I didn't answer, she left voicemails that sounded more like a jealous girlfriend than a concerned parent. My friends always joked that my mother was my "wifey" because of how much she hugged and kissed on me during visits and because of the tears she shed when our time was up.
When I graduated and came back to town for work, she packed up and moved into the same building as me when I refused to move back home and told all her friends that we were the new Lucy and Ricky because instead of us having separate beds, we had separate homes. When I first brought Ashley home to meet everyone for Thanksgiving, everyone loved her—except my mother, who blurted out that it was her and I for life and that "no home-wrecking hussy" could separate us. Ashley has tried everything to get my mother to like her, but my mother insists on making me choose between the two of them and is constantly trying to convince me that Ashley is cheating or lying about something.
She says a man always chooses his family and encourages me to be better than my father. The crazy thing is, by choosing Ashley, that's exactly what I'm trying to do. I want to make her my new family and take care of her and our future children the way my father never did for us. I love my mom and I would never leave her out in the world to struggle alone, but this unhealthy relationship has got to end.
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