So I am a single mom of two, ages 3 and 1 (never had a daddy around) and I take care of my friend's daughter during the day because she unable to handle caring for her.
My life has actually been going well lately, I have a stable job, housing and am in a great relationship...but I just can't shake this depressed feeling. I'm constantly tired, and my main problem is I can't focus enough to take care of them all the way I know that I should. Sometimes they watch 2 movies a day so that I can lay down with them (not sleep but rest my body). Well today I was trying to clean the bathroom that my son had trashed and when I went into the kitchen, my one-year-old had pulled a knife off the counter that I didn't think she could reach and was sitting on the floor with it...I feel horrible....Like a piece of shit mother...I'm afraid that I am unfit and that something like this will happen again. Obviously, she could have been seriously hurt! This is the first time something very dangerous has happened, but there were many other times that they got into things that I wasn't aware of, and my son has slipped on a wet floor that I forgot to clean up and my daughter has pushed herself over in her highchair that I left too close to the table...
I need some real advice here. I want to do whatever it takes to make sure my babies are safe, but I just can't seem to balance it all or make myself focus! I have a nanny but she is only here the days that I have to go to work. What should I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Jun. 10, 2011 in General Parenting
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