To The Mum that thinks she can’t do it…
I promise you, you are not alone. Seriously, you’re not!
I’m assuming you’re feeling like nothing is going right? Everything is going against your plans and what you want?
You generally feel tired, lethargic, frustrated. Finding yourself unable to concentrate on every day tasks. Your senses seem to be on red alert. You can hear everything. Your child voice seems to be louder. The slightest touch makes you irritable and you pull away. All you can see is things that need doing, things to add to your already never ending to do list. The slightest smell leaves you feeling ill and you’re off your food so that taste of hunger lingers.
All you want to do is hide away. Be alone. But you can’t. You’re not allowed.
Because You’re Mum!!!
You’re the one that keeps everything going. You’re the one that cleans the house from top to bottom. Puts the laundry in the washer, irons and puts it all away. You’re on call 24/7 to your child or children’s needs. ‘Mum, can I have a drink?’ ‘Mum, I can’t do it, can you do it?’ ‘Mum, I want that because so and so has it’.
You make sure everyone has their lunches. Makes sure everyone is where they should be on time.
Over time you start to feel overwhelmed. As I mentioned above. Your senses go into overload. Your mind goes into overdrive. You start to feel lost and alone.
You know how I know this? Because I, myself have been here many times in the last 15 years of being a mum.