Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sometimes I Feel Like A Terrible Mom

All in all we had a great weekend. Really we did.

We played some games, went to the Rainforest Cafe, made some recycled crayons, played some mario party 6. We had a great time.

Sunday night. 6:00 PM. I am done. I am so mentally exhausted that I just feel like tearing out my brain. Physically I am fine. I got more than enough sleep, but mentally I feel like I was hit by a train. But somehow I have to keep going.

He was a good boy all weekend, considering he is five. So it wasn't perfect, but who could expect that. He was good. Still bedtime could not get here soon enough.

I love him so much. But sometimes bedtime is my favorite time. And these are the times that I feel like a terrible mom. When all I can think about is "When will he ever let me alone."

I know this is normal but it doesn't assuage the guilt.


  1. I also often look forward to bedtime. That's when everything is peaceful. I also do feel guilty about it at times, but it is normal. We are normal. You're not a terrible mom at all... We should try not to be too hard on ourselves :)

  2. Don't feel guilty! I know exactly how you feel and find myself going through the same mental anguish when I get excited for a little alone time. That said, I'm pretty sure every mom looks forward to bedtime :) And, needing some "me" time has nothing to do with how much you love your kiddos! My daughter was sick all weekend...needless to say it's been a rough couple of days! We just finished bedtime and I've got a big glass of wine in hand.

  3. Raine, I think we ALL feel like this sometimes! I know I do. My little one has all but given up naps lately and it takes everything I have sometimes to last through bed time. Hang in there! xo

  4. EVERY Mom feels that way! I still feel that way, and my kids are 20,18 and 15.

  5. its just another part of being a Mom--when both my kids started school;I was one of the only Mom's who wasn't crying at the bus----did I feel bad-yep, but did I enjoy that much needed 1/2 day of peace-YOU BETCH YA!!! =)

  6. I feel you! I always tease my four-year-old that he's the nicest when he's asleep. :)

  7. That is how I feel 7 days a week. It's tiring entertaining them all day long like that and by bedtime, I've usually had more than my fair share.


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