Some days, being a mom can be CRAZY!!!! I mean, like off the charts, what the heck just happened, is it time for bed yet? Of course not, it is only 10AM. WTF days!
I have these days, sometimes I feel more often than what I would really like. But, that is what you get when you are trying to raise a two year old and a 1 year old. Things get insane around this house! Some days are just harder than other days! But, it is okay, you will survive this too!
Surviving Days That are Harder Than Others
lately, my crazy days have been much more frequent than they have ever before. My two year old, is trying to teach my younger one about life. If I could actually understand what they are saying to each other then I feel that could be one heck of a comical conversation! Anyways, yesterday was insane… I mean, the day hit the fan after nap time. Sissy was in her room for a little over an hour. She has been moved to a big girl bed and the new found freedom is preventing her from actually taking a nap. We are working on this because I am not ready to lose the nap and she is so much better with one.
Anyways, she is up and at it takes her clothes off and is bouncing around her room. Causing, Jojo to wake up and she starts getting fussy… teething. Then all hell went loose, both crying. Sissy was crying because she couldn’t watch Elena of Avalor on my phone, and out of frustration threw it, so I took it away. Jojo was crying because her little teeth hurt. Totally understandable!
It got even more ridiculous… I feel like kids can read your stress then do whatever they can to make it 100% worse. We have whining and crying, yelling and screaming. Can I get a box of earplugs please! Some days just suck! I love my kids, I love them so much it’s ridiculous. When I get a break to run to the store ALONE, my kids are asking for me and I am rushing my alone time to get back to them… What the hell right? Its called a break so we need to take one. This is what it’s about, how to stay sane when you days are becoming more often difficult.
Get Out of The House Everyday!
I’m so serious here. I know I am not the only parents whose children are better in public than they are at home all day. I CANNOT stay home all day; kids turn into little terrors.
We leave the house daily, I break up errand running, so I have something to do every day. Or, we go to the library, play group, zoo, aquarium. Something, I don’t care what it is, bike ride? Whatever, just get out of the house!
Even if it is to play in the yard. Speaking of which, I should teach my kids how to weed the garden, good discipline and then I wont have to do it all by myself! Score!
Sometimes when shit is crazy, you need to take a moment to breathe. I will go to the bathroom and shut the door and just hang out for a minute or two. Close your eyes and take several deep breaths. I splash some water on my face, give myself a quick pep talk and get back to it.
During this time, your kids are more than likely banging on the door or sticking their fingers under the it. As long as they are safe and not dying; ignore that and take a moment to collect yourself. Tune it out, I know you can!
Hey Hunny, You Got This?
When I have a rough day, I am staring at the clock waiting for bed time or for the time my husband will get home. As soon as that guy walks in the door, I check out. I’m like “hey man, you’ve got this right?”; slap him on the ass and walk out the door! I would take this time to mow the lawn, run an errand, just sit outside for a few; really anything to get a chance to be alone.
Coffee, Coffee and More Coffee!
Can I get an IV Drip please! Right into the veins, let that caffeine sink in and give me the energy to make it through the day! I swear some days its one glass after another and frequent trips to the bathroom, but hey that is okay! That just means another minute or two alone!
Take a Shower
As soon as you can get a moment alone, whether this is nap time or when your significant get home, hop in the shower. If you get a chance to take a shower in the morning before your kids wake up, than this can help set your day off on the right track. You are clean and ready to take on the day!
Call Someone to talk
Not text, actually all someone on the phone and communicate! This can do so much for your soul. I call my mother every single day, sometimes more than once. I call to say I’m loosing my mind, I call to hear her advice, I call for her to talk to my kids! Another suggestion would be to talk to a friend, I talk to my best friend on the phone, she stays at home as well with her babies so it does us both good to just chat!
Children are glorious creatures. They love you so much and just want to have fun all day. They get frustrated because they can’t at times tell you exactly how they feel but sometimes they simply need a hug! Sometimes you need a break and a hug as well! On the days that are crazy, just try to relax, breath, shower, get ear plugs, whatever, just find a moment for yourself to recoup!