I really don’t think I can hear my name one more time today!
My kid has been up an hour and I have heard “MOOOOOOMMMMMM!” no less than 103 times! Seriously! I kid you not. I’m normally a very happy person, even in the morning. I’ve had 3 cups of coffee, so it isn’t that I’m lacking caffeine.
I think it’s because I don’t get a break. I’m a stay at home mom. I home school as well. Liam can’t sleep in his own room yet due to his anxiety, so we even share a room. I am literally with him 24/7. I get 30-45 mins a week when he is in speech therapy, to myself. I sit in the car, outside the library and read, or peruse social media. THAT’S IT!
I’d be pulling my hair out today if I could just pull out the grays. Sadly, the rest would go with it and I kind of like my brown and purple hair!
I love my kiddo more than anything, but man, some days I just want 5 minutes to pee, ALONE. Even when I take a bath, if he’s not in there, I have the cat, or the dog keeping me company. It’s like my kid and critters are stalking me. No one told me this when I was pregnant!
Nope. They told me how good a baby head smells. They prepared me for a lack of sleep. (Which by the way, is still happening! He still doesn’t always sleep through the night. He’s EIGHT!) They prepared me for diaper explosions, pee fountains, and projectile vomiting.
Oddly, I remember when I was about his age. My mother told me, “My name isn’t mom today!” I remember I was repeating “Mom” non stop that day to get her attention. So I said, “Well I know your real name, so I can use that.” She replied, “That’s not my name today either.” I asked what her name for the day was. She replied, “I’m not telling you because if I do, you will just keep asking for me. Pretend I’m not here today!”
So I have to wonder, is this karma’s way of spanking me for annoying my mom? If so, well played karma, well played! Now kindly find another mother to pay back today. I got the hint. I was a jerk that day. I’m sorry mom! I’m sorry!!!!