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Does anyone else feel like the worst mum in the world?

(14 Posts)
daftlass Mon 01-Aug-05 15:32:57

I just feel as though I can't cope, my home is a complete tip, I don't love my DS enough, I'm completely exhausted and I'm just a terrible, terrible mum generally. Does anyone else ever get this feeling?

Listen to all that - what a whinge! Just wanted to get it off my chest. I would just like to have a break and not feel quite so tired all the time.

cadbury Mon 01-Aug-05 15:35:28

not on your own there. Can I add that I'm a dreadful housekeeper and wife, a lousy teacher and not a terribly good friend either.

Fran1 Mon 01-Aug-05 15:35:45

Of course you love your ds enough! if you didn't you would care enough to feel the way you're feeling!!

Chandra Mon 01-Aug-05 15:37:09

I'm feeling exactly the same just now... arghhh!

neednewpants Mon 01-Aug-05 15:39:19

me too me too.

i think all mums should have two weekends a year at a spa away from everyone. government initiative instead of tax credits!

cadbury Mon 01-Aug-05 15:40:49

Here here

daftlass Mon 01-Aug-05 15:40:54

I like your name cadbury...I am all of those things and more. Housekeeping, I hate that word!

I feel rotten cos he has just woken up and I'm thinking aaargh. There you go - I'm a horrible mother. I was agood mum I'd be thinking hooray, my little ray of sunshine is awake for fun amd playtime

Chandra Mon 01-Aug-05 15:51:48

I sometimes can't wait for the day to finish. DS is going through a bout of "hyperactivity" is leaving me exhausted. Besides he has become a bit clingy (what a bit, he is crying when I leave him at nursery), I feel so guilty but at the same time if I take him out of nursery I won't have enough time to do my work and I'm afraid I would feel more overwhelmed by him

jessicaandbumpsmummy Mon 01-Aug-05 15:54:00

im with you daftlass.... how much do i wish my little monster would go for a nap right now!!!

She is 1yr old and im 28 weeks pg and just cant cope! House isnt too bad because DH blitzed it yesterday, but I just cant be bothered! Jess is sat in front of cbeebies while i take some time out!

Aragon Mon 01-Aug-05 15:57:22

No - you're definitely not alone. House is often a tip. Friday night the dining room floor was covered with clean washing (where it had been for several days awaiting removal upstairs). Did I put it away? Did I heck - I made a tent for my toddler son and we "hid" underneath it.

What a nice Mummy I can hear you thinking.

No I am not. Yesterday while we were out I virtually threw him at DH as I could no longer stand the whining and tantrumming. Hubby told me off for having "no patience". Grrrrrr!

daftlass Mon 01-Aug-05 15:58:20

Tomorrow he is going to nursery after his 8 month check and I am thinking oh at least I will get get some time to myself..then of course I feel tremendously guilty...

I can't begin to imagine what it must be like having a hyperactive child, Chnadra, that must be really hard work. No wonder you need a break.

Aragon Mon 01-Aug-05 16:12:02

Everyone needs and deserves time off though. You can't do it all 24/7. Enjoy the time to yourself and remember that the rest will make you a happier Mummy at the end of the day.

Chandra Mon 01-Aug-05 16:12:59

Aerm..., no, he only seems to be a bit over active from time to time, but he is not hyperactive in the clinical sense. But still, it has his times!!!

I'm embarrased now

daftlass Mon 01-Aug-05 16:38:38

Don't be embarrased Chandra! I have one 8 month old and listen to me complain!

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