Dear Mom’s, I have reached an all time low in my parenting. There have been many things, stressful things, happening the last few months in our family. My depression is at a all time high and I am at an all time low. Between trying to fix up my grandma’s house that we just moved back into, to trying to sell the house we only lived in for 9 months, to feeling the financial strain, oh and did I mention my father-in-laws 3rd Heart surgery?!
Add all this on top of my normal stay-at-home mama duties: bills, keeping 2 little’s and a teenager alive, laundry. Oh and the dishes, cooking, keeping kids alive. Then there’s the errands, grocery shopping, cleaning, keeping kids alive. It has all become a bit much for me lately. I feel like my plate is beyond overflowing with everything. The more that seems to happen the lower I sink into a deeper depression. I have become short and cranky with everyone, I irritate EASILY, along with zero patience and I have gotten to the point I am snapping at my kids like crazy.
I no longer feel like SUPERMOM who can do it all and keep it together. Bad mom and failure are terms I have been using frequently to describe myself lately. When did it become a priority to be a “Supermom”? When did we put so much pressure on ourselves to be a perfect parent? It’s ok to be a mess when life is falling apart around you. It is ok to need help and ask for it. It sure as hell is ok to be “One Hot Ass Mess” of a mom too.
So, the next time your 3 year old is screaming in a holy tantrum of a fit, your 9 month old is crying and crying without signs of stopping and your 13 year old cops a cocky attitude in your direction…DEEP BREATH. Your not a bad mom. You didn’t fail somewhere in their up bringing. You are doing the best you can and whether we realize it or not they are going to look back one day and only remember the good things about us. We focus on the negative where as our kids, no matter how crappy of day we are having only see the good in us.
You Are Wonderful Just The Way You Are.
Never forget How Precious Life Is.