Originally Posted by Mom4tot
:LOL I was just going to post the reminder.
I agree with Joan and Darlindeliasmom, this will pass. After you asked me that question, Adrianne, I started feeling panicky trying to remember those times :LOL. I think if those times were truly lasting and life-changing I would remember them more clearly.
I know there were plenty of times when I had my fill of frustration, and like Joan, I handled it in different ways depending on all the circumstances (mood, health, level of patience, luck). We do the best we can. Even though we all have this ideal of exactly how we should always be and how things should always fall into place, we are all human and we all have our proud and not-so-proud moments. Motherhood can be extremely tiring and exhausting, even more so for us because we listen to our instincts, and I think it is our instinct to doubt ourselves and our actions at times. Especially when we live in a culture that conditions mothers to deny their instincts. We feel especially all alone sometimes...like "what is wrong with me?", yk? Oh yeah
, now I'm remembering it. I remember when my last friend who was breastfeeding weaned her dd at 2yrs (when dd was 2yrs) and then I was completely on my own. I didn't have internet and I was ignorant to the "alternative" info that was out there (ie: Mothering mag). I was riding on pure instinct then (dd's and mine) and questioned what was "right" all the time.
(please pardon me
. Dd has been sick all week and is holding me hostage at home. I am going a little crazy right now
But really, I know how it feels. And you're not alone Adrianne. And this will pass (even though it doesn't feel like it right now).