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Monday, June 13, 2011

Ready For More!

Motherhood is no laughing matter. Okay, sometimes an eruption of giggles is what gets me through the day, but it is the hardest job I have ever had.

It's difficult to communicate with a toddler that thinks climbing on furniture, darting into traffic and throwing his food on the floor is the funniest thing he's ever done.

There are times when all I can do is count down to the moment Daddy gets home because what I know what Lucas and I both really need is a break from one another.

There are entire days that suck.

There are full weeks that suck.

Last week was one of those weeks for me.

Lucas refused to nap for three days in a row and I was at my wits end. I know our days of naps are numbered, but when you couple no naps with a feisty, overactive child and a mom ready to throw in the towel, bad things can happen.

I was ready to take the first 40+ hour/week job offered to me and never look back. It got that bad.

There is only so much Play-doh,
Yo Gabba Gabba, cars, trains and visits to the park one mommy can handle. Not to mention the messes. Or yelling.

There's only so much this too will pass, it's just a phase, he's only two years old, you're doing a good job pep talks that I can give myself.

There's only so much.

I even had my sister here for two days to help out, but I think that almost made things worse.

At any rate, it's a new week, I'm feeling much better (stronger) and I'm back to learning How To Really Love Motherhood.

I found the above on Pinterest last night and it really resonated with me. For as frustrating as motherhood can be, it's also amazing and wonderful and I do (mostly) love every minute.

In other words, I was able to unwind this weekend and now, I am ready for more!

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Blogger From Tracie said...

I have those days when I can't wait for my husband to get home so I can have a fact, today was one of those days and my daughter got to go to work with her daddy (and I got to hang onto what sanity I have left).

All moms need a break sometimes.

Here's to a new week!!

June 13, 2011 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Oh, some of those days HAVE to be longer than 24 hours, don't you think?! Hang in there, but I know what you mean...sometimes the pep talks just don't cut it!

June 13, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

I completely know what you mean. Hang in there, it'll get better. ((hugs))

June 13, 2011 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Elena said...

I won't give you a pep talk, I'll just say "agreed" and "cheers". Glad you were able to get away!

June 13, 2011 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Jen Has A Pen said...

Sounds so tiring. I can't even imagine what that feels like when you've got a fever or a headache.

June 13, 2011 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Alex@LateEnough said...

two is a hard age. lots of doing and not a lot of thinking. i totally broke one of my mommy rules last week with my youngest (who's two now). ugh.
i hope this week gets easier for you.

June 13, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

It's so hard. Sigh. I feel your pain...I really do. I just wish we lived closer so that we could give each other breaks :)

June 13, 2011 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Coreen said...

So sorry you had one of those weeks. I agree with Sherry, those days seem so much longer than 24 hrs. But a 40 hr a week job won't make it better, just adds to the headache (one of my direct reports is 100xs worse than any toddler!) I hope your terrible twos level off soon. Mattias is now in the "answer every question with sticking out your tongue" phase and my favorite the "kick mom and/or the baby if he doesn't get his way" phase. He's had more timeouts this month...Hey! I'll happily trade you kids for a few hours! We can start a kiddie exchange! :)

June 13, 2011 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Alison@Mama Wants This said...

That is a great attitude, Tonya. It is hard most days isn't it? So glad you're feeling better!

June 13, 2011 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I know the feeling of being overwhelmed and ready to go back to work. I'm glad you got the chance to get a break and are feeling better.

June 13, 2011 at 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

Motherhood is the single most hardest job in the universe and I think it's ok to not love it 100% of the time. Well at least I think it is :)

June 15, 2011 at 4:41 AM  
Blogger Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

Such a great post and so true.

June 16, 2011 at 3:26 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

"but I think that almost made things worse".. Yikes! : ( Sorry to hear that, I was really trying to make things easier on you this week.

June 23, 2011 at 3:51 PM  

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