I'm Sick of Being Taken for Granted
Submitted by cinderelli
I'm tired of being tired all the time and not getting any time for myself! I not only have a 5-year-old and a 3-and-a-half-year old, but we also have a 17-year-old stepson living with us.
Although my husband feels that he couldn't do what I do in a day, he still doesn't seem to help.
Why is it that nobody else sees that the trash is overflowing? Or that there isn't a clean dish left in the house? Or that the laundry
needs to be put away? Or how about getting the coffee ready for the next day?!
I stay up until all hours of the night just to have some quiet time for myself so I can draw. When I try to do something for myself during the day, the kids interfere. Heaven forbid the phone is ever at my ear.
Did I mention the part about planning a meal
that everyone will want to eat, preparing the food, plating the food and then
trying to get the kids to sit down and eat while the food's still hot? And what do I get for the trouble I went to? Grief that I didn't make something that everyone
liked. Can't I just make something that I
would like to eat some night?
I would love to go out to eat alone with my husband, just so I wouldn't have to make the kids stay in their seats, force them to eat or clean up after them.
Yes, I am stressed
, tired and in need of some time for myself
. But for now I'll settle for a sympathetic response from another stressed and tired mom.