Do you ever get that feeling…

Do you ever get that feeling…that you’re stuck in some form of Groundhog day?

Every day is the same. The same wake-up call, school run, lunchbox packing, laundry doing, bathroom tidying, kind of day. Even down to the same repetitive demands, requests and complaints. It’s mentally exhausting and I think I’ve reached the bottom of the metaphorical barrel of Mummy fuel.

I am sitting here after a full 8hrs sleep yet I feel as though I’ve had only two. I look around me and see laundry that needs putting away, other items that need homes, toys that need to be taken to a charity shop, a living room that needs finishing {I’m painting} and that’s only what I can see from where I am sat. I know the rest of the house is in complete disarray and don’t even get me started on the stinky blocked drain out in our back garden. To even get that sorted I need to clear our busy hallway and finish cleaning the kitchen.

*the door knocks*

Isn’t it awesome when you have no bra on, wearing only one shoe and a courier knocks on your door with a parcel.

Sigh.

Anyway, where was I?

Ah yes…blocked drains, messy kitchens, and an endless to-do list to complete with an empty barrel of fudges given.  I think I’ve realized how unappreciative everyone in my house is and I think, subconsciously, is the reason for my very down outlook on things today and clear lack of wanting to make things nice for everyone, as all they do is mess it up for me to keep making nice for them.

How unfair is that?

Yes, the darling man works, but I work too & juggle keeping the house up {which I am clearly failing at}, homework, making dinner and looking after three kids at home. All in the same house, every day…365 days a year. *facepalms her desk*….

Getting the children to help me by maintaining their own crap is a struggle, a constant battle that occurs every time I ask, which in turn makes me stressed {which nowadays happens far too quickly} which then is picked up by the toddler and activates her to transform into a miniature she-devil.

As I sit here thinking of what needs doing my body cannot be bothered, I don’t want to do anything, yet, it needs doing…and no one else is going to do it. That annoys me. Yes, I chose to become a stay at home parent, but that doesn’t mean it’s fair for me to have to do everything. I’m one person. I get tired, I get cranky, I get sad and I clearly get fed up. Hell, I do all of this crap and then start my work come 8pm at night.

I used to be highly organised and structured, but now, I suck! I cannot keep things afloat and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m struggling. I’m drowning in the jobs that need doing, whether that be around the home or with my blog and everywhere I look I see failure. I’m failing and that sucks too. Before I round this ranty post off {my apologies} I’m going to throw a big bucket of RESPECT out there to single parents, I do not know how you do it and even though I’m not a single parent like yourselves…I sure as hell feel like it sometimes. You’re all pretty inspirationally amazing! xx

Ugh…I need a spa day. Anyone else feeling the groundhog day curse? 

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5 Comments

  1. Natalie
    26/11/2015 / 9:50 AM

    Oh I know that feeling all too well. I’m a stay at home mum too and get left to clean up everyone else’s mess and then find it hard to fit in blogging or just relaxing. My husband gets to leave his office and leave his work there whilst I’m surrounded by mine 24/7. It would be nice for some help now and then or better yet, if they could make less mess in the first place!

    (btw love your mug!)

    • 26/11/2015 / 12:33 PM

      Yes & yes to them not making so much mess in the first place and for others to help out! I think we need to make a rota! Or buy some cattleprods, lol!

  2. Fife Mummy
    26/11/2015 / 2:02 PM

    Totally with you on all of that. I’ve been mulling over the idea of getting a cleaner but 1) I can’t really afford it 2) I’d have to tidy for the cleaner to be able to clean and 3) I don’t even have the energy to tidy or find a cleaner 😉
    Xx

  3. Toya
    26/11/2015 / 5:14 PM

    Your defiantly not alone in feeling like this. The same things everyday gets so mundane and boring. So fed up of deciding what to make for dinner everyday and the constant routine of cleaning, bath times and bedtimes. I’m looking forward to getting back to some me time when my youngest starts nursery next September and do something for myelf. I need to find a hobby to keep my brain occupied!!

  4. 26/11/2015 / 8:37 PM

    I am totally feeling the groundhog day curse, especially recently! I think its worse in autumn and the winter as we’re stuck in the house more and I feel like I spend my life tidying inside these four walls! x

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