Friday, November 21, 2008

wtf fridays.



one day they make you feel like you are the luckiest person in the world, they make you laugh, they make you feel thankful to be alive, they make you feel loved, they make you feel strong they make you excited to wake up the next day to their little faces and excited to take care of them every day for the next 18 years.

the next they make you feel like you're going to die, like you're the meanest mom, the craziest person, like you want to crawl under the covers and never come out. they make you feel dread at the thought that you HAVE to wake up to their little faces tomorrow morning, at 530. ... and that you have 18 years left to go.


Emery Jo said...

okay, so yesterday I went to this 'moms group' at my church and we talked about parenting with grace. I was so encouraged and pumped to put some of the things I learned into practice, and felt like I was pretty good at being graceful with Ezra.

By that very same afternoon, I had SCREAMED at him and spanked him and tossed him on his bed and slammed the door... I had to breathe because I felt like I was REALLY going to lose it.

Then, today was like, one of the best days I've ever had with him.

So, yeah. KIDS.

Flo Oakes said...

Hahaha I agree.

I was having the bad version of that day yesterday, and the good one today.

The funny thing is sometimes the kids don't change at all--I mean, a lot of times it is them, but sometimes it's just me having less patience or being on my psycho pmdd or whatever.

Sooo weird.

skylana said...

emery, you just made me teary eyed... i'm not alone.

flo, yes... and today was a COMBINATION of both! insane. i was crazy tired from going to see twilight at midnight (idiot!) and she's been on the edge obviously since nola came. today she slapped me on the face, pulled my hair, bit me, stomped on my computer, threw my phone and was doing other 'nono' things that dont necessarily inflict pain in between. and every time she wasn't crying nola was and anytime it wasn't just one of them it was both! it was super awesome.

Gombojav Tribe said...

I hear ya! I had to totally apologize to my kids a few weeks ago. Mommy had temporarily lost her mind or something! I think if you've been a parent more than a day or two you've experienced this!

btw, I like your new blog template. CUTE!

Mrs. Warren said...

omg. you poor dears. i definitely have the same ups and downs with my 19 month minute she's the loviest thing ever and the other, she is screaming and throwing things and i putting her in the crib and slamming the door.

A thankful heart said...

when i read emery's comment, i thought she had spied on me...ALL moms have both of these days..the days we puff up and think, "those whiny ladies, raising kids isn't that hard."..and then the next we are beggin our men to become "housewives" so we can leave the house and work just for stability and sanity time for just us..and if there is a gal out there who denies it, don't be upset, because we know thats not true!

being a mom is the hardest thing i've ever done, and i'm just getting started! i think it's really hard especially right now, postpartum (or pregnant) when your hormones are all crazy anyway.. give yourself more have a toddler and a NEWborn..and you're already out and about..

...the most helpful thing after having brady was accepting help...let people make you meals, clean your home, take one or both of your babes for an hour or two, fold your laundry...though you have an (almost) 2 year old, and you've been through the whole baby thing,the whole baby and toddler thing is new and it will take time to adjust and learn how to manage 2plus you and seth! let me know how i can help! i'm useful for about 2 1/2 more months...then i'll be texting you for peace, sanity and a reminder of why it is a good idea to get out of bed daily:)

Travis Avila said...

oh Skylana. don't get me started. i was just telling Jenn tonight that parenting reminded me of a Father of the Bride quote. George Banks says, "I'm told that one day I'll look back on all this with great affection and nostalgia. I hope so."


jenny moon said...

i was feeling so great about finally getting to read "alice in wonderland" with zoe yesterday that we read 5 whole chapters aloud in one sitting (which made me feel selfless AND educational)...then i finally go take a bath (i'm a pisces, my baths are important haha) and zoe was banging on the door for god knows what trivial reason and i rip open the bathroom door and stand there dripping wet with a towel on and yell at her that i never get a moment to myself etc etc.....i found her sitting on her bed with the most pathetic facial expression 20 minutes later, so YEAH i'm a GREAT mom...sigh...

i think we are all normal and those freaky moms who never yell and spend every day in some "leave it to beaver" wonderland, baking cookies and beaming with joy when they get to spend all their time meeting their family's neverending needs,are the ones who need counseling....

hang in there, skylana dear ;)

skylana said...

what i love most is that after that INSANE day yesterday the second she was asleep my heart ached cause i missed her so much and i couldn't stop thinking about her cute little face!

Erin Kathleen said...

You last comment is so me. I miss her once she is down, no matter how hard the day was. I think that helps me get up at six thirty the next day and do it all over again. Motherhood is one CRAZY job.