OK, so DS is 7, gifted, and has ADHD. We have been successful without medication so far, but are starting to approach a time where we might need to start medicating him. DD is 4, and had a near-SIDS event at 4 months, she has gross developmental delays, a trach, g-button, and a host of medical problems that require 24-hour a day care. I feel like as a family, we cope very well, and are very aware of everyones limitations. DH and I try to make sure we each get some "me" time, some "us" time, and some one on one time with each of our kids. However, our day to day life is difficult.
Lately, there have been several family members or friends who have taken to complaining to me about how difficult parenting is or how hard their life is, and I want to scream at them. One has a 7 month old who has just started her clingy stage, but sleeps through the night, is a very happy baby, and has no medical problems. I really wanted to tell the mom, "Suck it up! Your life is not that bad and this is not that hard." Obviously I did not say that, but I thought it. Anyone else feel that way sometimes.