Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlottesville, VA
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I have a busy 19 MO who keeps me running all day -- and all night. He has always been a crappy sleeper, and now teething is making it even worse.
Up until DS was about one, I only had time and energy for him and a little bit for myself. We saw that our marriage was suffering, and I now reserve my depleted resources for DH, DS and myself. Even that seems like a stretch at times.
So, here's my question: How do you deal with people who - for whatever reason - just don't seem to get how hard moms with young children are working, and make demands on your time and/or energy? :
I am so sapped that things which might seem small to other people - like answering an e-mail, or talking with a neighbor who needs a favor - is sometimes just too much for me.
I feel like I am really at my limit here, but not sure how to diplomatically address it with people making demands.