Oh Dear Mamas!!
I've been meaning to reply since the past two posts but needless to say I am swamped!!! Yikes! I wish I could give you all a hug- and some free babysitting!!!
I spent every waking minute last week not even cleaning- just picking up from my 5 tornadoes (okay, 6 with my DH!!) I took one day "off" and everything was back to a huge destructive state!! Why even bother???
I thought of you all yesterday as I was trying to help my three older kids with homework, while I was holding one twin with the other standing at my feet crying. I totally understand the challenges you all have mentioned!! I do feel so sad that I don't get to do more with the older kids.
I'm wondering if anyone else feels this way- I feel like I have to be very careful who and how much I vent to about being so overwhelmed because having 5 kids was MY choice. I LOVE having a large family, but I think most people feel that we brought this on ourselves and that we shouldn't have had so many kids if we couldn't handle it! Do you ever get those vibes? It's probably just my own inner voice and not really an issue.
mamajody- I love to have my house picked up to!! That's the thing that drives me crazy. I have let it go tons- someday I won't have piles everywhere!!
I hope you are taking it easy being pregnant. Take advantage of this time and let people wait on you!!!
HopesMom- sorry I don't have any great advice for you! I know where you're at and it's very tough. All I can say is that it does get easier over time. I try really hard to take care of myself emotionally- getting time to myself, etc..... And as I'm typing I have a LO howling at my feet!!! Ugh!Can I try to PM you later???