The Rasmussen Family

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Worn Out Mom!!




Has anyone ever had one of those days where you just want to give up and quit your job as a mother? I'm sure many of you have. Yesterday was one of those days for me. My kids are on year round school and for the past two weeks they have been off track. Its hard for me to keep all of them occupied and busy when they are cooped up in the house. The weather has been yucky the past few days so they cant go outside and play. This past Monday it was wonderful and 80 degrees outside so I was able to take them to the park and let them get out a bit. Yesterday was one of those days where I couldn't make anyone happy and they were going nuts here! They were all fighting and whining and destroying the house. When I would ask them to do something it went in one ear and out the other. I literally wanted to rip my hair out! I was going from one mess to another. I felt like I couldn't keep up. I was definitely at my breaking point. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids with everything I have, but sometimes I want to strangle them!! It seems that when I have these awful days, Cody is always stuck at work and cant come ease my load any. I am in serious need of a night out! Anyone want to come rescue me? Oh well it has to be better tomorrow right? I need a bubble bath!

6 comments:

Matt & April Herman said...

Poor Amy! Ihonestly don't know how you keep from beating them:):) I only have 1 kid and i have those days, so i can't imagine having it multiplied. Hope today is better for you:)

~W E N D Y ~ said...

AMY --

I'm so there with you on that one!! I'm kind of having one of those this morning. Just refer back to Elder Ballard's talk from conference last week. He was one of the last speakers talking especially to young mothers. I know this sounds cheesy and you've probably heard a bunch already -- but at least they won't be this little forever!! So there is some light at the end of the tunnel. right?? Hope you have a better day today!!

the stephensons said...

Amy, i will resue you!!
OKAY, tell cody i will be taking you out! pick a night,so we can go do dinner and a movie. suz

MomStephenson said...

Hi sweetheart. Saw your blog and I don't think anyone can understand you like I do. It has been a lot of yrs. since I was in your situation but I can remember times that I got in the car and drove down the street screaming to the top of my lungs out of the frustration and craziness of being a mom of 8 little kids. I would scream in the car so none of you would hear me. But I also agree with Wendy. Before long you will be looking at pictures of them when they were 2 or 3 yrs. old and say to yourself - where are all my babies? And they will be gone. And it leaves an ache in your heart. I know it seems like these days will never end, but they do. And then they are replaced with much more serious frustrations and craziness when they become teenagers with problems or worse- adults with problems and children of their own, and then you will long for the day when they were little and life seemed so much less complicated. I also loved Elder Ballard's conference talk. Some days all you can do is drop to your knees and ask the Lord to help you get through the day. If you will do that - somehow you will always have the strength to keep going. Love, Mom

Nicole said...

Well, I'm a bit teary-eyed right now. I was telling my neighbor my similar sentiments yesterday when she asked how my weekend was. I wanted to run away Sunday. Amy, it's comforting to know that we're not alone. Not that I want any of us as mothers to struggle and quit. We'll get through it. Women have been doing this for YEARS! I know you're a great mom. Hang in there. There will be more days like this and there will be more days that are better. Your mom's comments made me cry too. I listened to Elder Ballard's talk Sunday night for comfort and what a strength those words were for me. We're watching over our little ones and God is watching over us Moms.

Motherof3 said...

Thank you so much for sharing these feelings. I am alone in my room right now while my husband tends to my three kids ages four and under. I am feeling dizzy and weak. .and although I got ample amount if sleep last night...I am exhusted. I really thought there was something physically wrong with me...mentally too. Its hard every week. .and I feel like I never get the true break I need.. nothing makes it better. I guess kids just have to remember that they are young now amd this stage is really hard. In a few years it will ease up a bit. Its just hard to feel alone in this. Thank you for sharing.