I have been creeping on the forum for a while now. Figured it was time to say hi and maybe find a place to get a sense of support and belonging.
Quick background - I am the SAHM of four. His two, a boy, 13, and a girl, 7. My two, a boy 10, and a girl 4. They are all with us full time expect for Thursday nights (usually) and every second weekend. My partner (we aren't married) is military and gone on training for weeks at a time, leaving me alone to deal with everything quite often. It's been that way since day one. Our first year together, I raised these kids on my own for about 5 months of the year in total.
I am a strong woman, good mom, and the family is very well adjusted. I however, am burnt out. They are all good kids, but someone needs something from me every second of every day and I am tired. DSS is a teen, a good teen, but a teen. We have the regular issues that go along with that and lately he is a full time job. Add in a little attitude from a 7 year old, and a 'spirited' 4 year old and I am spent.
**as I am typing this I got yet another email from the teenager's teacher. He was laughing too much and had to be removed from class today. Third email this week. Yesterday it was a phone call that he was abusing his laptop at school and it has been taken away for the rest of the year.**
I haven't been able to find many resources to help with our unique dynamic. I would love to hear if any moms are out there like me. I sure hope so...
Have a wickedly awesome day!