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Does anyone else feel like resigning from the role of MUM

(13 Posts)
Mamaalwaysworried Wed 07-Feb-18 18:43:15

If I had the chance to quit I would. Find it so exhausting with 1 and 3 year old. Does it ever get easier?

geekymommy Wed 07-Feb-18 19:02:15

I'd like to at least just take a couple of days off!

endofacentury Wed 07-Feb-18 19:07:12

Not really. I'm considering letting my 13yo live with her dad as I cannot stand her and her vile behaviour any more. My 3 year old is a breeze in comparison

Luckystar1 Wed 07-Feb-18 19:09:29

1.5 and 3 years here. I’ve had enough. I need 2 weeks holiday!

RefuseTheLies Wed 07-Feb-18 19:13:08

I’ve got a two year old. I’ve been a sahm since she was born, but recently decided that I need to go back to work full time just to get a break from the drudgery of being a Mum. I feel insanely guilty about it but fuck, it is so bloody boring. I’m not having anymore babies. One and done, for sure.

Didiplanthis Wed 07-Feb-18 20:26:54

Oh god I am so glad I found this thread. I just want to run away right now. Mine are 5 and 8. I am feeling such a rubbish parent. I really really don't enjoy the job right now.. ..

Chosenbyyou Wed 07-Feb-18 20:38:26

I have a 10m and a 3y - going to work is honestly the rest I need lol!

I work four days a week and then I am 'off' for three days. I think they should be paying me for the three days really?!!


YoumeandlittleP Wed 07-Feb-18 20:42:22

One nearly two year old here and pregnant. SAHM is not for me but I know that nobody will employ a pregnant woman so I'm still looking at a good stretch being trapped at home. I wonder if there's something wrong with me and the way I feel daily.

Chosenbyyou Wed 07-Feb-18 20:47:26

Youmeandlittle there is nothing wrong with you!

I don't want to be a SAHP - I honestly couldn't think of anything I would less like to do. Work makes me feel like a person other people want to talk to! There is nothing wrong with that its just how I feel. Some people want to be a SAHP and that suits them.

I got through both my maternity leaves and am glad they are done! Do you have a plan for the future to ensure you are working towards what you want to do? smile xx

YoumeandlittleP Wed 07-Feb-18 21:38:13

Chosen - that makes me feel a bit better!

I have a good career base and I know that I could find work again, which is a positive.
Definitely something to focus on for the newborn phase!

ScattyCharly Wed 07-Feb-18 21:40:57

i think it gets a little easier but then harder again in a different way
a toddler is a hazard to themself so very stressful
an 8yo is very very easy to look after ime
however a stroppy 12yo not so much grin

Iloveadrianmole Wed 07-Feb-18 21:44:52

Each stage has it's own challenges. I'm a single mum to a 12 and 14 year old. That's hard. Sometimes I struggle to keep it together. I just start to think I've got it together and then today I sat at parents evening with my tits out (unintentionally of course - wardrobe malfunction). It's definitely easier when they're more independent though!

StinkyMcgrinky Wed 07-Feb-18 21:45:15

Sons are 18 months and 3 years. I think they conspire against me every morning and decide how they're going to wear me down that particular day. They like to club together and get me until I am on my knees and then, just when I'm ready to throw in the towel, they kiss my cheek and stroke my hair and I'm right back in the game.


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