Burnt Out Mommy
I am new here, but after trying to talk to family, I needed to turn somewhere else
I am the mother of 2 boys, ages 2 and 4. Pretty much most days I feel like I am going insane. It sounds funny, but I am one of the most burnt out mommies I know right now.
My husband is an amazing dad, and also an amazing provider, which means he works either away, or about 15 hours a day. Our family that we have, always has strings attached when asking for help. Its almost more stress than what its worth.
Its nothing in particular. My 2 year old is 2. He is needy, demanding, mean (when he wants to be). Granted he is a bit of a hellion, gets into EVERYTHING, but we live in a sort of caged bubble now, so he wont put a fork in the socket (again lol). My 4 year old is 4, attitude, asserting his independence, etc. Its just the combo of the 2, I am really going totally insane.
They fight. Scream. After about 10 or so hours, I am just done. Which is about this time of night. Dinner is a mess. I am generally so edgy by this time that it just turns into us fighting. 2 year old throwing food, me yelling...its just a mess. How do any of you other mommies out there cope with having to do so much by yourselves? I need some major advice, because some days, I just end up crying and crying.
My son is in preschool, but now its summer of course. And while yes, a babysitter helps a bit, where I live, we pay about 10$ an hour, so I ask, would I rather have the $50 for wine, or 5 hours to myself with the house a trainwreck when I get home?!