Monday, October 25, 2010

Will the real Elizabeth Please stand up, please stand up

Alright folks. What the heck is wrong with me? I have been a moody hormonal mess lately. Okay, not thaaaaat bad, BUT I am in desperate need of a vacation away from the kiddos. I am happy to say my mother is coming tomorrow to visit me and it will be SO GREAT. The last few weeks have just seemed to be so stressful and I feel like things I normally handle well are just almost unbearable. IE- the kids all trying to get my attention at the same time for different reasons and I feel like screaming cause I cannot handle all of their different needs at the same time and they don't understand why not.

I want to be the best mom I can possibly be. I am up every day racing against the clock to get a million things done for and with my kids. Every single thing I clean up gets immedietly messed up by someone and I sometimes feel like why do I even bother to clean it in the first place? And then theres the fact that the whole ten minutes I actually sat down today I had not one, but two kids on my lap even though the laptop was in my lap.

You know you need a break when you get to close the door when going to the bathroom and that feels like a vacation in and of itself.

Sorry to vent. I was finally feeling a little space tonight as the two older boys were in the bath and I was making Kyler's bed up with clean sheets (did I mention today was "clean all the sheets" day in my house, therefore like 8 loads of laundry on top of all the other cleaning I did?) when keaton was trying to help me and tripped over a sheet as I was picking it up- he fell into the dresser and split his lip open--resulting in a fat lip, lots of tears, and BLOOD all over the newly washed sheets. It about pushed me over the edge.

Oh don't worry my friends. I need a good vent now and then and then I bounce back to my usually happy self. My mom coming will be the exact break I need. We have every day planned with a few fun things and we are planning a girls night out, just the two of us. I am SO EXCITED! So next time I post, lets hope this slump is over and I am refreshed and renewed!


lucasclan said...

All I have to say is "Amen sister." It is so nice to know that someone else has the same frustrations as me and is actually willing to talk about it instead of acting like life is perfect. News flash people. Life is hard and we don't need to act like life is perfect. It's not!!!

annieareyouok said...

I like the "bathroom vacation". I laughed becuase I can't even do THAT alone. Devon usually follows me in or bangs on the door if I lock him out. Sigh. Carry on, Mamas!

the tim gailey home said...

liz, i love all your posts! i am just so far behind i just can't comment on all them like i love to! i have to laugh, even when you are venting because i just admire you soooo much! if only your bathroom didn't smell so good, you wouldn't want to vacation in it. your family is awesome! keep me laughing, please! you are my hero!