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Anyone struggle with the responsibility of parenting?

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BabyHaribo Tue 18-Oct-16 17:20:40

I just feel totally overwhelmed by it.

Two DC 4&2.

Today a memory came up on my FB feed of a pre children holiday just DH and I. I can't help but want to go back to that time.

I love my kids SO much but I can never get away. Even if parents etc babysit I am still responsible ie if there's illness accident etc.

I am suffering with a bit of anxiety and can never relax.

Anyone else struggle with being responsible for DC all the time?

BabyHaribo Tue 18-Oct-16 17:44:20

Just me then sad

EsmesBees Tue 18-Oct-16 17:47:46

No. Not just you. It's an overwhelming responsibility.

PeppaAteMySoul Tue 18-Oct-16 17:49:53

I think it's totally normal to feel like this sometimes- no reason to feel bad or guilty. It is such hard work however rewarding it may be flowers.

Livedandlearned Tue 18-Oct-16 17:50:16

No not just you, I sometimes feel that if somebody had shown me a preview of how my life would be with children I would have reconsidered having them. I've never really said that out loud because not many people would agree or at least admit that.

If you're feeling anxious you should go to your gp and ask for counselling or coping strategies, for yourself, you have dc now and you have to be the best you can.

It does get easier OP I promise, look after yourself.

Losgunna Tue 18-Oct-16 17:53:07

Oh goodness me every single day. Ds us three and the responsibility is utterly crushing sometimes. I love him to bits do mourn for my truly carefree days. As the song goes you don't know what you've got till it's gone.

pugsake Tue 18-Oct-16 17:57:25

I don't know how you and other parents with such a small age gap do it!

I've had DD 3 (nearly 4) and Dniece 1 (nearly 2) all day.

I'm dead on my feet they were both snotty and twisty and DN just wouldn't sleep.

Fuck knows how you manage it but massive respect flowers

FourToTheFloor Tue 18-Oct-16 20:04:21

Since Dd2 I've suffered from anxiety and l think it's the absolute sheer relentlessness of it day in day out. I didn't feel this way with dd1, one seemed easy enough but two feels...tough!

cockadoodledoooo Mon 24-Oct-16 00:11:53

I have two dc the same age, yes I am constantly overwhelmed and exhausted.

The two year old hot terrible twos at one and frankly is a bit of an arsehole! Cannot leave them for s second as singing gets ruined. Four year just started school and I have no time to spend doing sounds and letters etc at night as two year old just grans and trashes her stuff.

They can play together for a couple of minutes but then it dissents into anarchy!

Mol1628 Mon 24-Oct-16 00:20:27

I feel this the same. Love them to bits but wouldn't have had them if I had understood just how hard it would be. I suffer from anxiety now too since having the children.

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