Not gonna sugar-coat it.

29 Jan

I’m tired of being a stay-at-home mom.

I’m tired of the Chuck the Truck theme song running through my head at 3AM.

I’m tired of kids crawling on me.

I’m tired of listening to them cry.

I’m tired of snot.  So, so much snot.

I’m tired of not feeling pretty.

I’m tired of this house.

I’m tired of saying no.

Tired of coaxing.

Tired of being creative.

I’m tired of ordering my life around naps.

I’m tired of leaning so hard into my husband.

I’m tired of coming up with delicious, healthy dinners by 6pm.

I’m tired of tip-toeing around the house while someone sleeps.

I’m tired of trying to grow out my hair.

I’m tired of rushing.

I’m tired of “running to Target.”

I’m tired of wondering what happened.


10 Responses to “Not gonna sugar-coat it.”

  1. Anonymous January 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    I will never tire of being a stay at home mom. What I am tired of is stay at home kids.

  2. kristinmeldridge January 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Aw friend, I’m sorry. I feel ya on many of your sentiments wholeheartedly! I must say about being pretty and your hair— F-it! You look great! I haven’t even attempted to put on real clothes yet. Yesterday Benny asked me if I was still earing my jammies (it was 4pm.) Other than that, just remember that this is a phase of life and just take one day and one dinner at a time (that’s where I am right now.) Oh and, give yourself permission to get take-out a couple of nights a week. And don’t forget to browse the frozen food isle at TJs, during tough times, something’s gotta give! We should get together soon! Much love, : ) Kristin

  3. Gina Mason January 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    HAHA! Love that first comment and I agree! It’s the stay at home kids, darn it! And you are right, no sugar coating. Maybe a flour coating?

  4. Jenn Avila January 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Having a vodka tonic as I read this. What happened to dinner out?

  5. Kendra January 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Amen Sista!!!

  6. caper2012 January 29, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Sounds like you’re kapoot. It’s always worse when everyone, including Mama is sick.

  7. Kim Fahrni January 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Agreed!! I remember feeling the same way . Having to run around in fifteen different direction while hoping you ‘re doing the right things for your kids, your hubby, basically everyone but yourself. I used to dream of a time when I’d sit and read a book reveling in the quiet of the house. Well, my kids are grown and I tell you, what I wouldn’t give for a little chaos!! Empty nest syndrome has hit me hard. I guess the grass is always greener….. Here’s hoping you find your balance and enjoy every crazy moment.

  8. Becka January 31, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    I hear ya sister! Motherhood is tough!!

  9. Kismet Happens February 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Thanks for not sugar-coating it! It’s one of the reasons I love reading your blog; the realistic take on parenting. That said, I wish you peace and lots of patience. Sending some positive vibes your way! : )


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