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Just a rant...

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Ifyoulike Thu 16-May-13 19:22:41

Really just wanted to rant a bit (nothing compared to what most on this board are going through), but I'm stressed, and everyone around me is even more stressed so I just can't unload.

Am sitting some major final exams, for which I haven't really been able to study for due to few months old baby with yet another bout of earache, for whom I also do all the night waking.

DH is commuting and working incredibly long hours to keep the family financially afloat, and is stressed with some of his own studying on the side.

My elder daughter (teens) is going through a moody phase, and has just given me ice-glare because I disturbed her computer browsing to fetch me a wet cloth while trying to force some sticky Calpol down struggling baby's throat so that at least he has some pain relief.

I hate doing that because I have to hold him down etc. and it just feels absolutely awful. Don't want to ever do it again, but can't bear seeing him cry with pain either.

I haven't been able to keep the house to DHs standard due to stress/extreme tiredness, so he's moody about that. Teen is leaving a trail of mess in her wake despite reminders (ie. not washing up her own plates, leaving rubbish around).

Just feel like there's more criticism than support (mostly DH), and a total unwillingness to help out even when its obvious I'm struggling and I'm asking for help (mostly teen).

But I'm also sleep-deprived and emotional, DH is snowed under with his own worries, and teens are teens....


Rockchick1984 Fri 17-May-13 10:54:55

I'm not surprised you're stressed - all sounds tough! Does your baby have a dummy? We got a medicine dummy from babies r us which was amazing - the only way we could give DS calpol until he was about 15 months without causing screaming, it was one of the best baby purchases we made!

Ifyoulike Sat 18-May-13 20:54:19

Thank you Rockchick smile , am feeling a lot better today (after some catch-up sleep), and I know its all quite petty really. Baby does have a dummy for medicine but spits that out just as much. Still, he's better now.

Was just that feeling when the stress-monster is building and building and you feel like you're going to explode unless you let it out. Thank you for being so understanding.

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