2.24.2016

Some Day's I suck at Parenting.


Boys are boys no matter the age, those XY chromosomes are strong and the things that are wired in them from the beginning baffle me. I know this isn't true for every single male out there, but in my house it's apparent. Aiden loves all things that have wheels, trains, trucks, planes, etc. We had none of that in the house before he came into our family, it was lots of dolls and ponies. It's not much different when they don't feel well. 


A few days ago he started to eat less, but was acting fine otherwise so I assumed he was maybe teething, then it hit. A nasty nasty tummy bug, poor baby went through 30 diapers on Monday. Yesterday Oliver got hit too, moaning and groaning all over the couch. I'll admit I'm not the best nurse, there is a reason I never had a desire to be a nurse, I have little patience. 


Yesterday was bad around here, I felt like I was getting it, then Oliver was sick, and Aiden was whining all day. Poor kid, I felt bad for him, but this is a hard age because you have no idea what they want! He would cry and point to nothing, then cry and say 'ready' over and over again. I had a ton of work to do, but no babysitter, which stressed me out and I felt like a terrible Mother because I was so bitchy and I snapped at the kids a lot. Around 6:30 when Aiden was yelling 'ready ready' over and over again I was like 'DUDE! STOP!' I must've been really loud because he looked at me with big eyes and I felt terrible. 


Thankfully Madison didn't catch it, but this girl is always into something lately. Now she's started doing laundry, once dropping in several pods into one load, you think she's being helpful but she really just wants to rewear the same outfit the next day. The other day she had my phone up in my office and Oliver heard her on the phone, he asked her who she was talking to - 'I gotta go! Bye!' Apparently she called Shelly Kelly to chat. While giving Aiden a bath last night I walked to check on dinner came back and he had one of my makeup brushes in the tub. I asked Madison how he got it and she told me 'I was admiring it and he grabbed it from me' side eye you little fibber. 

Thankfully everyone is back to normal today, I apologized to Aiden for yelling, he kissed me and all is good. I woke up today determined to put myself in a better mood no matter the circumstances, sometimes a good attitude has to be forced, for my own good and those around me. I really set the tone for the entire house and I need to remember that! 


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  1. You are doing great as a parent I'm sure! We all think we suck at it and there are definitely days that drive us crazy. Keep your head up and know that it won't be like that everyday. I just had my third child and my other children are 8 and 6. I definitely feel like I'm failing them lately but just keep trying my hardest to do my best. Oh and husbands are big babies when they are sick and unfortunately there's nothing that will make them happy during that time ;)

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  2. Hey! I just wanted to say let it go, we all have days where we suck at parenting...we can't all be perfect all the time!! Apologize, move on and make the best of things!!! That is SO TRUE about the mom setting the tone for the WHOLE house...I constantly have to remind myself of that one too!! Glad everyone is feeling better!! Hugs to y'all!!!

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  3. You are so fabulous! Just know that everyone has bad days...it's a day. You are still a wonderful parent, wife, business owner and friend!!! Keep rockin' it!!! ~Laura

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  4. Please don't take this the wrong way, but maybe cut back on the Periscoping, especially when your kids are sick. I felt positively awful for your little one during yesterday's session :/ It just seemed like such an unnecessary thing to be doing when your clearly just wanted his mom's attention.

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  5. Some days I sucked to. But my kids are 18, 19, and 22 now. They lived through those crappy days and so did I. As I look back now, I rushed time along wayy too much because I so often felt overwhelmed. Wish I could have a do-over and make myself slow down. I KNOW it is asometimes the most frustrating thing ever. But please do your best to soak in as much of these years as you can. Before you know it, they will be off to college and you will wonder where on earth the time went.

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  6. Some days I sucked to. But my kids are 18, 19, and 22 now. They lived through those crappy days and so did I. As I look back now, I rushed time along wayy too much because I so often felt overwhelmed. Wish I could have a do-over and make myself slow down. I KNOW it is asometimes the most frustrating thing ever. But please do your best to soak in as much of these years as you can. Before you know it, they will be off to college and you will wonder where on earth the time went.

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  7. As a longtime fan I second the above comment (with a heavy heart). The scope of your sick baby wanting your comfort and you being annoyed because you wanted to periscope was very difficult to watch. �� Believe me, none of us moms are perfect, and I know you do your best... Your weight loss is so impressive. But it's clear that something has to give, and it shouldn't be the kids, so maybe the constant social media?

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    1. Social media has allowed me to be home more with my children, I guess the 6 minutes I spent on it the other day was too much? Hmmmm. Seems like you don't really know exactly how I spend my time do you? Social media is not evil, it has enriched all of our lives, my family embraces it and no one suffers from a 6 minutes periscope. My son was being whiney as he had been all morning, it was a rough day but every one is just fine.

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  8. Parenting is not for the faint of heart that is for sure. I am sure you excel more than you fail. But we are always our biggest critic, unless you have an extremely popular online social presence. Then I am not quite sure who your biggest critic is, but I got a good idea. Everyone is allowed an off day so don't take it so hard. Having a house full of sick people is absolutely NO fun.

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  10. Girl, everyone has those moments where they feel like bad parents or not adulting.. That is what makes us human. I told my son WTF are you doing the other say because he kept saying Braaaa. Quickly realized what I said and aplogized.

    Glad to see you are in better spirits today!

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  11. Yes!!! But this seems to be an ongoing habit with this chick. Her children come last in her life. I mean, she said if the school called and said Madison was sick, she would just say keep her there. Clearly, she doesn't want anything to do with her children. They're just accessories to her to show off when she feels like it. Her own husband said he was sick because he kissed and loved on the kids, unlike Meg. I seriously feel so sorry for those kids. It breaks my heart to see the photos of them doing fun stuff and their "mom" is never in the picture. They're always at grandparents or something. She so stinking selfish and her kids and just competition for her. Aiden fell out of his high chair while she was peri scoping right beside him and then of course she had to act like she was that loving mother, because of course, she was live and couldn't edit it out! This chick seriously needs help!

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    1. who do you think takes the pictures? you're ridiculous

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    2. I'm sure her mother since she has her all the time!

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  12. Whoa. Shit just got personal. You are clearly a wonderful mother Meg who wears several hats. Don't let haters bring you down. I never read comments and this just shows that I should keep it that way. The nerve of people to watch all your scopes, read your blog, and then type away their judgements is unreal.

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  13. Funny how Shell1983 just became a member this month, if you look at "her" profile. Clearly, Shell1983 has no idea what the hell she's talking about. If you're life is so miserable that you spend your time watching some of SM periscopes just to bitch about something and try to bring her down, you REALLY need to get a life. Clearly you haven't watched all of them or followed her for very long or you'd know she was a loving mother. Bitch stop hating and get a life. Ain't nobody got time for your shit.

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    1. 'Shell' is slightly obsessed with me and should be ignored. She is obviously suffering from something personal or she wouldn't spend as many hours as she does attacking me. I'm ok :)

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    2. Don't flatter yourself! I'm not obsessed at all..I just can't help but watch this train wreck unfold! Everyone here should check out Jane.com. A lot of the same exact clothes for 1/2 the price!

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  14. Wowza. It makes me very sad to see that a person who has the courage to share her [real life] struggles and accomplishments, with the intent of helping others, would face such harsh and hostile judgment.

    Meg - We all have off days, that's what makes us human! It's a pity that some attempt to tear others down when they are already feeling vulnerable. Pay no attention to them. You are an inspiration because of your realness. Thank you for everything you do.

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  16. Her business is selling stuff. That's how she helps feed her children, and pays her bills, and it just so happens to be some thing she loves. Of course she wants to make a profit. Duh. She owns a Boutique. And I highly doubt she wants to be a celebrity, but so what, if she does. She's still inspiring people to get off their ass and do something. Times change, people change. But I'm sure you can see she still wants to help people.

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  17. I guess the call out on Facebook was me? Now other readers attacking me because I'm supposedly a hater? I didn't advise you to stay off social media. I just thought that if your kids are sick or upset, THAT isn't the time to be on social media. I think it's mean to incite followers to attack other followers, Meg. I thought you were better than that 😔 otherwise I wouldn't have been reading all these years...

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