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SWEETEYES0601 SparkPoints: (40,109)
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6/6/13 2:39 P

Here's my "Wu-Sa": reading or eating 8 oz of D'Lites...or both. I do either one or the other daily. I'll give up make-up in the morning to enable a moment of "WU-Sa Peace". Find a moment or two everyday. Even if it's going into the bathroom, locking the door, opening the window to the warm country air and taking deep breaths for 10 minutes. Amazing what Yoga can do, too. I'm ashamed of myself for ever turning my lip up to it years ago.

6/6/13 2:18 P

After venting and reading that I'm not the only one, today is better. Thanks for the suggestions or just venting your frustrations. Even the strongest person needs a break every now and then. emoticon

HEAT04 Posts: 116
6/5/13 11:13 A

I hear ya!! I'm sick of picking up the work for people who get to take off all the time. I seem to have the least amount of vacation, while getting more work piled. If I say something, that person would get on the defensive 'martyr' mode that I just don't want to feed into. I'm reaching my breaking point, though.

I also have a two year old that is a different person daily, or hourly, it seems. So, some days it's fun and other days I feel bad because I count down until bedtime.

Just been unhappy due to all this stress lately and it's exhausting.

Thank you for the post! It's helpful to hear others who are fed up and just want a break!!!


TACDGB Posts: 6,136
6/4/13 11:02 P

I have had enough today. I just want to SCREAM...................!!!!!!!!!!! I am so tired of the people in this world judging me for everything I say I do or the way I look. So I have more than 2 ear piercing who cares.........? I have been judged for that. I have been told I am too skinny...Been judged for that. I have been told today that I wear too much eye shadow. Never heard that one until today. Been told I am not a good enough Christian. So yes I have had enough of today.............Still want to SCREAM.........................! emoticon

HONEYFLOWER43 Posts: 1,420
6/4/13 4:33 P

struggling too.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,456
6/4/13 4:29 P

WEBEWOMAN...I'm sure it's tough with 2 young boys...but maybe you can figure out a way to exercise with them that will make it fun for them (playing with mom) and give you a good workout. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

Wish you the best in your effort to get some me time

SARAHEGILROY SparkPoints: (13,225)
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6/4/13 4:29 P

I have had enough! My girls are young so I can't just drop them off somewhere. My 3 year old is so very whiny. My 18 month old has learned how to throw tantrums. Sometimes I just lock myself in the bathroom for 5 minutes to maintain what passes for my sanity. People tell me I am lucky to be a stay at home mom. Try it. It's not as fun as it sounds. If it would be worth it financially, I would love to go back to work. Unfortunately, a sitter would eat anything I make.

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (300,258)
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6/4/13 4:20 P

Find a way to give yourself a break. Everything doesn't have to be perfect. The housework can wait a day or two. The boys probably need a break too. Find a way to create time. Have a dinner in the park. It sounds like more work but it's a break, a variation. Pick up burgers (if there's a place close ) and drive to a park for playtime. Have your husband take them to a movie after work so you have time to yourself.

Are you a stay at home mom? I know it's rough at times. Hang in there.

6/4/13 4:04 P

I would love to leave my boys at the library for an hour or so. Except I don't trust their behavior/choices at times.

I'm a huge believer in outside play. I have a problem getting them inside when it's raining or snowing. If I'm not outside working on projects (while they are out there) I'm inside working on the house/chores.

A program like "Mommies getting together" that would be great! However, there isn't anything like that around here. I'll check into though just in case I'm missing something.

Good luck to everyone else who is having the same issue as me today. We've been strong enough to get this far, I know we'll continue to be strong to move forward. We just need to re-prioritize ourselves from the bottom of the list to a lot closer to the top.

Thanks for your support. I appreciate it!

Edited by: WEBEWOMAN at: 6/4/2013 (16:13)
I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
6/4/13 2:31 P

I have had enough, and I am almost done raising my second daughter. She graduates next Wednesday. I am tired of getting after her to do homework and getting yelled back I am "oh gee stop nagging I said I would in a minute". I am going to take care of me. I am going to go to the doctor and dentists regularly and put myself first. I am going to buy me the cute top, the cute shoes etc. I am not going to hold out thinking another person comes first anymore. I will not be selfish but I will put me first for a while and then shuffle around, but this woman will never be last again. I hope your day gets better :)

LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,135)
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6/4/13 2:28 P

If they're old enough, drop them off at the library for an hour or 2 so you can do what you want for a bit. Or my mom used to just tell me to go outside and play and not come back until it was dark. You need your sanity and 'me time' too!

Edited by: LEC358 at: 6/4/2013 (14:29)
OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (248,015)
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6/4/13 2:25 P

my kids are of the 4-legged, furry variety, but you do have my sympathy.

do you have any 'mother's morning out' programs? Or vacation bible school (those are really big this time of year). Maybe that could give you a bit of a breather.

6/4/13 2:20 P

(Waving my hand) Me Me Me! Work, kids, Husband gone for work (days/weeks), no family or friends in area to give me support (a break) and trying to find time to exercise/time for me. UGH!

There are probably people out there dealing with a lot more than I am. I understand that. They maybe reading this and thinking "Wah! Put on your Big Girl Pants and get back at it." I usually tell myself that and I can get thru anything. However, it's just not working today. I need to vent. I need a break/relaxation. How do I change my mindset if I can't get my break? I can't drop off the kids at Gma & Gpa's so I can have some "me time" (they live too far away). I live in the country by a small town so there aren't a ton of babysitters to pick from. So I ask again "Who else has had enough today and how are we going to deal with it?"

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