enigma Posted August 8, 2008 Share Posted August 8, 2008 I'm exausted. My 9yo son has been sick since Tuesday. For some reason 7yo dd has been in attention-seeking overdrive mode for the past week. They've both been insanely demanding for the last two days. Ds has been playing yoyo. I send him to another room, he hems and haws, then goes, and comes right back to get right in my face again. He's sick. I understand that. But I have needs to. And he doesn't understand that. He has no concept whatsoever of my need for a few minutes of quiet here and there throughout the day. Making supper this afternoon took twice as long as it should have because of all the interuptions and distractions. When dh got home, I was absolutely empty, with nothing left to give. And my children couldn't understand that. It was still, "Mama, take care of us. No, you don't get to rest. Take care of us." Dh took over for a while, but they kept sneaking away to me, not content with Daddy's attention (which is very unusual).I really needed to rest and recharge. To do something to restore some of what I'd given out. But I was at a loss. We're having ripping thunderstorms this evening, so I didn't want to go out in that. I don't really have any hobbies. I've tried a few, but never really found anything that clicked. So I'm looking for ideas. What do you do to fill yourself back up? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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