staceyobu Posted August 22, 2012 Share Posted August 22, 2012 I went to a LLL meeting this morning. The most kids anyone had was two and the oldest of those kids was barely three. I felt like the moms were so idealistic. Their babies look like they might cry, so they cosleep and breastfeed and carry them in slings. They meet their child's every need. They use cloth diapers and practice baby led weaning. It's a great world. You feel like an awesome parent because you *know* you are doing everything for your baby. Then, I came home. My three month old is screaming in the swing while my 2nd grader gets all of her math problems wrong because she is just filling in random answers while poking her brother with a pencil. My 5 year old throws the hugest fit ever because I ask him to eat a turkey and cheese sandwich for lunch and he HATES turkey and HATES cheese and HATES bread AND HATES that I won't just let him eat doritos for lunch. My 3 year old is busy pooping in her underwear while playing outside in the mud with a scarf a friend bought me OVERSEAS! My 7 and 5 year olds seem to have bad attitudes about most things in life and my 3 year old has destroyed my house.... I don't know. I just felt sorta depressed. Like, I remember thinking I was that awesome mom... and now my kids aren't the obedient, angelic, smart people I thought they would be. All the cloth diapers and breastmilk in the world didn't give my 7 year old a good attitude about math. Sleeping with my 5 year old for his first two years of life didn't make him obedient. Maybe parenting is just harder than I thought it would be! Or, maybe it's just one of those days? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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