Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sometimes... children just wear on me. They'll start in with their shrieking, whining, and bickering...and a weight on my chest will settle, dragging me down. They exhaust me. It makes me want to go hide in my room under my covers (which, in fact, is exactly what I do sometimes). I'll find myself begging, pleading with them to please, please just stop and listen to me, unable to muster the energy to push myself into the cacophonous fray. They'll cling and pull on me, crawling up my legs and into my head. Sometimes, I just want to peel them off like uncomfortable clothing, fold them nicely up, and stuff then in my closet. I'd take a deep breath and then go out to lunch, followed by some leisurely shopping. all. by. myself.

...for now, however, I suppose I'll just continue to rely on the occasional popsicle and the insistence that they must eat it outside.


  1. I can't count exactly how many zillion times I have had those very thoughts. I wish I could just "peel" my kids off of me. Take a rest and then come back for them. The whining, the crying, the fighting and begging is sooo wearing. Sometimes I feel suffocated.
    There is repreave nearly every evening, though when they are asleep. And, thankfully I don't feel like that all the time and motherly love does go a long way.:)

  2. too!
    Ah, Mommyhood -the good. the bad. the ugly.

  3. Hang in there Whit. Trust me, I've been there, done that!! I think every mom has, if they haven't they have a nanny! Take a deep breath, go in your room and say a heartfelt prayer, and try to remember that in time they will grow out of this stage and be human beings again.
    Love ya,

  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way sometimes. Thankfully it's not all the time, but somedays they are just way more clingy and whiny than normal and that's when it's just hard.

  5. I do that too sometimes (hide under the covers in my bed) and I only have the two kids. You're not alone.