3.06.2013

An Impossible Day

If I were to tell you what a fabulous time Marcus and I have every day I'd be a bald-faced liar (see Confession post). While most days are pretty good yesterday most certainly was not.

What started out to be a typical day quickly spiraled into a day that would never end. A day that was exhausting. A day that was simply impossible.

Morning naps are still a must in this house. However, yesterday someone had other ideas on nap time. For an hour, AN HOUR, Marcus stood screaming in his crib. I tried rocking, I tried singing, I tried everything. Eventually I caved and put him in his swing. For those of you following on IG you saw this  ridiculous spectacle....
He is CLEARLY way too big for the swing and he hasn't used it in MONTHS. It was the ONLY place I put him where he stopped screaming long enough to nap.
I thought after a good long nap things would improve. So wrong. The nap was 30 minutes shorter than usual. When Marcus woke he was just as grumpy, and needy, and clingy as ever. The afternoon nap was no better. It ran about an hour shorter than usual. That's an hour and a half of not napping. That's not good.

My first text of the day to Scott read, "I think I may go insane." I was certain I would.

I understand that babies require a lot. Yesterday went beyond the definition of normal needs. Yesterday tested every.single.ounce of patience I had within me. There were times I considered locking myself in the bathroom and curling up into the fetal position. I re-evaluated that option several times and concluded that wouldn't necessarily nominate me for Mother of the Year.

By the time Scott got home I was sprawled out on the floor, exhausted, Marcus playing around me. My 11 month old had successfully run me through the ringer. I'd survived. Barely.

To those bloggers, Facebookers, and any other social media outlet-ers... If you only post about the rainbows and roses of your kiddos I'm begging you to stop puffing smoke out your blow-hole and post some of the OTHER real stuff.

*steps off soap box*

18 comments:

  1. i'm sorry ... i hope that today is already better. i give so many credit to parents ... i don't know if i have the patience. i'm sure i will when the time comes but right now i just wonder, how in the world will i react.

    i need those other facebookers not to stop that way i can start thinking about trying for babies, ya hear? ;)

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  2. I had a friend post a video of her 2 year old and her 6 month old bawling and screaming last night...in order to fight the "fakebooking" that seems to be the norm, where everyone posts beautiful sleeping pics of their kids and talks about the awesome days they have. I'm glad to have friends to look to that keep the whole having babies thing real to me, so Im not disillusioned when we have one of our own!! Thanks :)

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  3. Remember, today is a new day(and hopefully a better one!) Stay strong, you are doing great
    =)

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  4. I am not a stay at home mommy anymore but I remember those days all too well. Sometimes they just have other plans or just have those bad days. Mine had one similar yesterday. I think he is teething? Not sure what else could explain the grumpiness, clingyness, etc.

    Yes, today is a new day!

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  5. poor Marcus and Mamma :) I hope today is a better day! I love the swing photo!

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  6. Yes yes yes! I am with you. My hubby has been gone for 3 days now on business, and not coming back until Friday. I called him today sobbing, begging him to come home today.
    I love my kids, LOVE THEM, but some days, I don't want to be around them!

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  7. I hear ya! Days like those are awful! All you can do is survive it, and hope the next day is better. I definitely don't sugar coat my experiences as a parent. I know some who do, and it drives me crazy.

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  8. Oh man, I hope today is going a little better! My day yesterday was HORRIBLE...long story short I took the girls outside to play in the snow, and came back to find we were locked out of our house lol. Had to walk to a neighbors and use their phone and wait their until my husband came home :-o Needless to say that today the girls and I did some retail therapy,including fast food and cookies for treats :-P We all have *those* days!!!!

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  9. Oh wow! That's rough! I know those days for sure... The ones where you are counting down the minutes until the hubby gets home! Hopefully today goes better!!

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  10. I hear you!! There are days (think weekends, drill) when I think I might lose it entirely! SO normal! I hate that I lose my patience and sometimes can't take it anymore. Luckily, I'm finding out, that all mommys feel this way and I'm normal - or as normal as can be (who'd a thought?).

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  11. Sunday was our day that was just like yours. At the end of the day I wanted to curl up and cry. I had lost my patience, and Emma was in a terrible terrible mood. We have started a new behavior chart of sorts at our house. I'm going to blog about it soon. And i'll let you know now that we already have some red stars on our chart, and red certainly isn't good!!! lol

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  12. Girl, I completely understand we have been there! Today was a horrible nap day for us too and sometimes a nap is our only saving grace as Mommies!!

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  13. Ouch! Rough day! I hope today went better for you. And Marcus! No nap or short nap days are killer!

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  14. I laugh every time I see the photo of him in that swing! What a little turd

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  15. There are definitely days that Henry and I go rounds and I cannot wait until Jeremy walks through the door and I can escape to the bathroom for five minutes. But we survive - and you still deserve mom of the year. =)

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  16. My daughter used her swing until she was 2.5 :) Whatever works mama - no worries, everyone has a bad day :)

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  17. I LOVE how real this post is because we ALL have these kinds of days! We used Little Man's bouncer until it almost touched the ground when he was in it. Hope today was better. We love you girl!

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  18. i've so been there, like everyday - hah~ thanks for keeping it real :) also, that swing photo is hilarious- love it!

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