DH is out of town until Sunday night for a family golf trip (he, his dad, brother and a few other guys). I am stuck at home with our 2 kids (3 1/2 and 15 months). I have not had a minute away from the kids in WEEKS. My husband does not care. I work 1-2 nights a week and apparently, that should be enough time for me. This past weekend I said that I wanted to go run a few errands without the kids. He rolled over and took a nap (seriously!).
My son doesn't listen to anything I say anymore. I feel like I am battling him from the minute I wake up until he goes to sleep. Nothing I do, recommend, or offer him is good enough or right. I try not to cave into his sassy demands, but some days it gets to be too hard. My 15 month old daughter is very active and loud. She is a boisterous personality and this, coupled with my son, drives me to the edge of my patience on an almost daily basis.
I have the crappy car while dh is out of town. This means we cannot travel out of town or go on roads that are over 55mph speed limits (I do not plan to drive much at all this weekend...).
I guess I just need some encouragement. I have no friends to sympathize with me or stop by to visit. They are all childless and spend their time at the bar (they have all been out of my life since I became preg with ds in 2007).
Any kind words and advice is very appreciated. Thank you for your input.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:35 PM on Jun. 2, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by PANZONSMOM at 1:49 PM on Jun. 3, 2011
Answer by RedDahlia82 at 8:39 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by traren at 8:38 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
looks like you need a you time weekend even if all you do is leave your DH with the kids while you go get a pedicure!! I think if he can take a guys only weekend you can take a day off too ! encourage him to be more active start sharing the raising of your children if he flat out refuses then get a sitter. take up a hobby take a class at a local college anything where you get some you time your kids deserve a happy mommy and you deserve to be happy too!!!
Answer by traren at 8:55 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
I go through the same thing with my dh. You are not alone. I'm a SAHM and sometimes I get tired of spending every minute with dd. I love her to death, but sometimes I need time to myself. DH can leave to go do anything he wants to anytime, but I can't . I'm here too if you want to talk.
Answer by Ashoonik at 8:56 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by blackisbetter at 9:03 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by AmandaH321 at 9:08 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
Answer by dwmom2008 at 10:42 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
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