Why does no one tell you it will be this hard?
PraiseTheSun · 14/06/2017 17:04
I'm not enjoying parenthood today . DD won't settle. Nothing seems to make her happy. I've been trying to iron for three and a half hours but every time I put DD in her chair she shrieks. I've managed two shirts.
And with all this time stuck feeding I've been on Instagram where everyone is #MakingMemories #FeelingBlessed.
I feel guilty for not enjoying my baby today and wishing I was at work instead
W1A · 14/06/2017 17:07
FIrstly, life's too short to iron.
Secondly, everyone feels like that. They just don't put it on social media much.
What would you like to do? Can you see someone tomorrow who will occupy DD for a bit? have a good dinner tonight that you'll enjoy? Plan to do something fun?
SnowBallsAreHere · 14/06/2017 17:10
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RoboticSealpup · 14/06/2017 17:15
Of course you need to do some housework sometimes except ironing because it's fucking pointless but you can't expect to do that and enjoy parenting at the same time.
Focus on your DD for a while. Go out, have a picnic or take her to a toddler class maybe? That's the enjoyable bit. Then go home and try to focus on housework whilst DD screams and makes a mess and tries to jump up on your back. That bit is never fun, no matter how much you love being a mum...
haveacupoftea · 14/06/2017 17:28
There's bound to be somebody near you who will do your basket of ironing for £15. Drop the ironing off to them, take DD to feed the ducks, she'll sleep tonight and you'll have got the ironing done and have something to post to Instagram if you're so inclined.
Ellapaella · 14/06/2017 17:28
Don't feel bad for ironing your husbands shirts - my dh irons my work uniforms for me and none of his male friends tell him that because he does my ironing I must be a lazy cow who has lost the use of her arms and takes him for granted etc etc. But I guess its not a major priority, it can wait. Sometimes I think little ones can sense you want/need to be doing something else and that makes them even more clingy and hard work. Down tools and head outside for a bit? Get some fresh air and sunshine and go for a stroll together. I know exactly how you feel and I find being in the house all day with small children unbearable, they are at their worst when they don't get a change of scenery.
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