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Worst thing about being a mother

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forfuckssakenet Sat 22-Apr-17 06:21:02

Where is it? What happened to it?

forfuckssakenet Sat 22-Apr-17 07:31:51

Bump. Genuinely very curious.

vichill Sat 22-Apr-17 07:43:31

Constantly being "on" and not having an hour to myself to recharge my introvert batteries in a silent dark room 😃Especially bad when they're young and you're a SAHM.

DubiousCredentials Sat 22-Apr-17 07:44:01

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/parenting/2909064-The-absolute-worst-thing-about-being-a-mum

Screwinthetuna Sat 22-Apr-17 07:44:22

The worry that comes with it...

thethoughtfox Sat 22-Apr-17 07:45:46

The lack of freedom to just be able to do something, even rubbish things like emergency dental appointments.

RubyRoseViolet Sat 22-Apr-17 07:48:55

The sadness when your dc are hurt or upset.

RubyRoseViolet Sat 22-Apr-17 07:49:41

Oh and the PND in the first few months.

BusterGonad Sat 22-Apr-17 07:51:54

I agree that just popping out for milk can be a major pita.

KrayKray00 Sat 22-Apr-17 07:53:23

Lack of sleep. Doesn't get easier either as they don't grow out of it, you stay awake worrying about them.

Like FOX says lack of freedom, I can't even go to the toilet without someone calling me (child or DH). Not being able to do or go to certain places because of having children.

Lack of respect and ungreatfulness.

Never being able to be ill and rest

My body is ruined wet myself on a trampoline

Finding it hard to be a full time student and follow the career I want because childcare is so expensive

Damned if I'm a SAHM OR Working

The list goes on...

But I wouldn't change it for the world I love being a mother and there are a lot more positive things than bad, the unconditional love, all the firsts, being proud, little milestones and big ones. Don't focus on the worst things and look at the good. smile

whowouldknow Sat 22-Apr-17 08:01:18

The worry!! I worry so much about my ds being happy!! Will he get bullied? Does he make friends?

I never used to be anxious!! And I am not anxious about any other aspect of my life and I know he is fine, happy, has friends etc it just breaks my heart that he'll ever be hurt!

I need to get a grip I know grin

DontWannaBeObamasElf Sat 22-Apr-17 08:53:29

You do everything for them and show them so much love but they save the shit behaviour for you when everyone else compliments you on how good and polite they are hmm

BusterGonad Sat 22-Apr-17 09:58:37

I miss my freedom more than anything, I've always got to think of everyone else before I do anything! angry Obviously I love my family but I would love a bit more freedom!

forfuckssakenet Sat 22-Apr-17 09:58:42

Oh I agree it's the worry but it's totally all worth it!

There was a thread yesterday about this but it has been deleted!

I was wondering if anybody knew why?

BusterGonad Sat 22-Apr-17 09:59:22

Someone probably thought their post was outing!

DubiousCredentials Sat 22-Apr-17 10:00:28

I linked to it upthread OP www.mumsnet.com/Talk/parenting/2909064-The-absolute-worst-thing-about-being-a-mum

Playmobilpeacock Sat 22-Apr-17 10:01:59

Having children.

If it wasn't for them it would ok.

mainlywingingit Sat 22-Apr-17 10:24:46

Car seat . Hands down. Unimaginable hell

Pigface1 Sat 22-Apr-17 10:51:50

If you could go back in time would you still choose to have children?

BusterGonad Sat 22-Apr-17 12:28:22

I often get asked that Pigface it tbh it's impossible to answer as who'd be without their children no matter how hard things are sometimes!

forfuckssakenet Sat 22-Apr-17 12:36:06

Thanks dubious. It it's deleted!

DubiousCredentials Sat 22-Apr-17 12:42:43

It was a bit of an odd thread grin

Spudlet Sat 22-Apr-17 12:44:54

1. The sheer quantity of poo. Never have I dealt with so much shit on a daily basis 💩

2. The fact that it has become a reflex to say poo when I mean shit.

WaitrosePigeon Sat 22-Apr-17 12:46:03

I love how nobody on this thread read the OP grin

goose1964 Sat 22-Apr-17 12:46:48

Worry, it never stops even when they're adults, and then you have grandchildren to worry about too, the great grandchildren

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