Be okay today

Young Woman ShoppingSometimes, I just want to feel like everything is going to be okay, whether I actually know it or not. I want to feel it. I do often need some “me” time in order for this to happen. Today’s “me” time was actually just me taking a quiet minute for myself eating some cookies in the bathroom while my kid screamed at me that he wanted a snack instead of breakfast.

You know, I have heard a lot of different thoughts on a mother taking some time for herself away from her child(ren). To all you parents out there, moms and dads, please know that it is Continue reading “Be okay today”

Muddling through

Tired upset woman sitting with legs crossed and having headache

So, here I am really trying to not completely lose my s*** right now. I’ve got a kid who doesn’t think he has to listen to me and a husband who doesn’t encourage him to. Not really anyway.

I understand that life and parenting and relationships are all full of ups and downs. Perfect or happy moments tend to Continue reading “Muddling through”

Having a mid-anger crisis

I lost it. I totally freaking lost it. Choo-choo and I had two nearly perfect days, then I snapped.

Portrait of exhausted woman

After being called up to his room for the twentieth time in half an hour during nap time, all my hard work went into the toilet. Continue reading “Having a mid-anger crisis”

Was it really ever gonna be anything but this?

Curious as to how my day is progressing?

Let me tell you: having woken up late, breakfast was late, which means I was late taking my medicine. Choo-choo’s naptime was late because I wanted us to have time to play and have fun.

Then the neighbors chose that very moment to start work on tearing off and fixing their roof. Continue reading “Was it really ever gonna be anything but this?”

Wouldn’t it be nice…

Stress Meter On Laptop Showing Panic AttackI really wish there were such a thing as a stress meter, one that was visible to others. I have an internal one that I feel, but that doesn’t do much good when other people can’t see it and don’t know what’s going on with me. Continue reading “Wouldn’t it be nice…”

I knew it!

So, remember when I said I didn’t want to mention how Choo-choo started sleeping through the night because I did not want to jinx it? Yeah, I jinxed it. Totally and completely.

The full sleep only lasted another day before he started waking up at odd hours of the night. Just yesterday, he called me up to his room three times within four hours of bedtime. I’m exhausted and irritated. I thought it was going to be smooth sailing, and instead, I am having to re-teach him how to sleep all night again.

I would love to be optimistic and say it will all be better soon. That Choo-choo will get the hang of it again in no time. Unfortunately, I am just not feeling it right now. I don’t think this is going to be easy. I think it’s going to be as difficult as it was before. Please wish me luck!

Starting the day off right

My ears are ringing from my son screaming because he didn’t want to be done with breakfast. I lost track of how many times I have repeated myself. I have been awake for an hour and a half and still haven’t had time to eat my  breakfast yet. I have a monster headache from not sleeping well last night. Continue reading “Starting the day off right”