Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Raising two children (and a husband) is not as easy as it may seem. Throw in crazy out of whack hormones and emotions that are still trying to recover from the delivery complications that followed Maliya's birth 6 months ago and having a son that is special needs.
It's almost enough to drive a woman to a cigarette after she hasn't smoked one in four and a half years.
Tonight has been one of those nights. The ones from hell that make me wonder what the hell I was thinking when I had another baby :( The ones that you cry and just feel like the tears will never stop no matter how much you wish them to. The ones where you want to get in your car, step on the gas and drive as far as you can, as fast as you can.
I wish I understood why Mama hates the bath. Dillon loved the bath and he still does almost four years later. She screams like someone is stabbing her with a hot skewer through the foot. I gave her a bath tonight because it had been at least a week since her last. I figured it might be fun since she is sitting up now.
Wrong. So wrong.
She screamed probably harder than she ever has in her life. Her head turned a weird shade of purple-y red from screaming so hard. Once she was out, she burped, spit up and then smiled at me as if nothing ever happened. Fast forward and she's eating her bottle like a pig...starts gagging and spits up a good amount. All in her neck, back of her head, ear, hair...everywhere. Too much for a wipe job especially after I had to fight with her through a bath. So she went in the tub again because I did not endure that for her to smell like funk from spitting up that much and just being wiped down. It was a quicker bath because I just had to wash her neck, hair and face. She still screamed bloody murder.
I don't know how I do this. I really don't. Some days, I wish I could throw my hands up in the air and just quit.
The life of a stay at home mom...you may think it's easy but trust me, it's nothing close to that.
What are the things that, as a stay at home mom, drive you crazy?