Let me start this by saying I love my kids. I love them very much. I would be devastated without them. But I wanted to take a moment to share how hard I have found motherhood. I am hoping that by sharing my feelings, other moms might not feel guilty for not loving it all the time.
Recently I have found being a mom very overwhelming. It seems to have gotten harder as the kids have gotten older. My two boys are now 9 and 6. I find dealing with their school totally overwhelming (both have struggled more than I ever expected). I feel like I don’t have enough time to help them as best as I want. Also, I don’t want to do homework at night with them. I am tired and I just want to relax.
I am tired of being responsible for keeping track of everything. I am tired of being asked for stuff constantly. I am tired of being a mom. It is something I feel horribly guilty about. I wish I felt differently, but there are many days when I go running that I just want to keep running, and running, and running…
I signed up for this job willingly. There really is no way out. I do have days and moments that I enjoy it. It just is not the norm for me. I use my training as an escape from my frustrations with being a mom. My feelings about motherhood will change at some point. I just really wanted to share this so that if any other moms felt the same way, they can know they are not alone.