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Why is parenting so bloody tiring?

(9 Posts)
EccentricaGallumbits Sun 21-Jun-09 19:53:52

even after a fairly nice weekend.

out for the day yesterday. had a nice time.
not many bickerings or tantrums, done some homework, some cooking, been to church, watchd some TV, did some shopping. Nothing special or extravagant.

Now I'm bloody knackered.


TurtleAnn Sun 21-Jun-09 19:56:15

Mine is 2-months, I am hoping you will tell me its gets less tiring not more. We only did Baby swim today and I am exhausted.

EccentricaGallumbits Sun 21-Jun-09 19:57:00

You would think wouldn't you?

mine are 11 and 13.


PeppermintPatty Sun 21-Jun-09 20:00:11

Yes I was wondering this too....

And was worried it was just me who felt this way. I only have one DC (aged 2), dread to think how I'd feel with two or three...or [shudder] four.

wrinklytum Sun 21-Jun-09 20:02:00

I dunno.

I went back to work after a career break last week.I only did 2 nights,then Fri morning 2 hours into my sleep time dp woke me really poorly so we ended up in A and E then I have had the dcs all weekend and now I have just sat and looked at the living room, and it is so messy and I just cannot be arsed with it all,neither the big pile of ironing that is waiting that I MUST do as it has all my uniforms in it and ds school uniform needs doing and I need to write some reflection crap for work and check my competency booklet and I really cant be fecked to do any of it because I am so bleeding knackered after a day with the dcs trekking to hospital and nagging ds to do his homework and doing dd physio exercises and 4 loads of washing and cleaning and cooking tea and washing up ..............aaaaaaaaaarhgggggggghhh

Twims Sun 21-Jun-09 20:03:21

I agree parenting is shattering - I proxyparent from time to time and by the time I have done a 12 hour day, sat down for my dinner I don't have any energy to do any of the things I have planned - thank god it isn't everyday grin I don't know how you all do it grin

makedoandmend Sun 21-Jun-09 20:11:42

After all day running around my husband turned to me and said 'you don't really get time to sit down do you?'

I think, after seven months it had just dawned on him why i was really quite tired when he got home every evening hmm

monkeypinkmonkey Sun 21-Jun-09 21:06:28

When I was pregnant my friend said 'ha ha you do realise that you are going to be tired for the next 5 years' I was like... whatever. Now three years in I have to agree with her!!

Qally Thu 25-Jun-09 04:27:21

I've had 4 hours in 3 days. Ds is teething and I'm beside myself. I knew in theory that motherhood is exhausting, but the reality - oh my God. And the tiredness is making me so grumpy, with everyone but ds.

All single mothers of infants deserve a holiday in the Maldives. One with free childcare. How the hell do they do it?

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