I Confess...

Often I sit here and write of all the wonderful things my little monkey brings into our lives. The smiles, the giggles, the play, the fun.
It's not all rainbows, and roses, and sunshine-y goodness.
Head to Memoris of Megan and Cookies for Breakfast for more confessions.
I have to tell you something... And please don't nominate me for Worst Mother of the Year.

I'm fortunate to be a full-time mommy. It's a true blessing. I haven't missed a single milestone that Marcus has hit. Every day we get to play, go for jogs, snuggle whenever he wants/needs to... It's everything a full-time mommy could ever want.

Then, 4:00 p.m. hits, and we are both d.o.n.e. You see, after Marcus' afternoon nap he is nothing short of a pill. He's whiny, and clingy, grumpy, and fussy. There's rarely anything I can do to get the cranky out of him. Any and all patience I have is long gone. It drives me bonkers. And, we usually have to wait a good hour or two before Daddy gets home. Daddy is usually the only person, by this point in the day, that can make that baby happy. It frustrates me to the point I think I may seriously pull my hair out.

I count down the minutes until Scott gets home. The second Scott walks in the door I usually dump Marcus with Scott and proceed to breath.

Please, please, please tell me I'm not the only mommy who faces this.

Head over to Our Journey to see Sarah's confession. Also, make sure you check out her 28 Day of Love (her RAKs are awesome)!


  1. You definitely are not! I am not a SAHM anymore but when JT first started daycare he clung to me for dear life every second he was away from there. I would cook dinner with him climbing my legs and crying at my feet. I couldn't move an inch without him getting upset. I was impatient and at times thought I might lose my mind! It has since gotten better but boys at this age are quite a handful period! LOL You are doing a wonderful job. All mothers face this and if they don't they are flat out lying.

  2. Thanks for the blog love Des! So I'm not a SAHM but I have friends that are and might I suggest maybe trying to organize play groups at that hour? Either at your house, a friends house, or maybe at fun places like a park or the zoo? I really shouldn't give 'advice' since I work, but I know friends have had to purposely schedule playdate times around when their littles were a pain too!! :)

  3. Wyatt also gets fussy in the late afternoons and the only way to make him happy is to comfort nurse. I know Wyatt is much younger than Marcus so that might not help. What time do you have his afternoon nap? You definitely are not alone!

  4. oh girlfriend, you are soo NOT the only one! im not a SAHM and being home with Marissa yesterday was just.... yeah, i am def linking up for this! make sure to come read it a little later! hahaha

  5. I am not a mommy, but I can't imagine that you are the only one that feels like this!! Everyone needs a breather every now and then!!! I'm sure you are a fantastic mommy!! :)

  6. NOT alone! Before I really started my business again this last I had more days when I felt like this than I dare to recount. What works best for me is making sure I take time for myself...it may sound selfish BUT it's not because it gives me huge doses of new patience and love. After I've had blessed alone time(or nonkid friend time) I can't wait to get back to them and shower them with more love than ever. If you can't swing true alone time a playdate may also help as you will get mommy connection time. I don't know about where you live but lots of places have MOPS(mothers of preschoolers) Those meetings are lifesavers...you get to connect with other mommies and the kiddies get a change of pace and environment for a few hours. When I want to shake the crabbies out of my kids(or myself) I just love to get out. Anywhere will do and outside human contact is awesome! Take a deep breath and know you are doing great!

  7. Whoa nelly, we often have the same situation on our hands as well. Plus, trying to make dinner with a whiny toddler pulling at your pants - o...m...g... Talk about a challenge! I love being home with Ben but daaaang, the whining is just never fun for anyone involved!

    Thanks for joining us! I didn't see your link in the linky tool so make sure you put it in so everyone else can swing by and read your confession! (unless I'm delirious and didn't see it, which is entirely possible as well)

  8. Oh, girl.... you are NOT alone! There are a million things I love about being a stay at home momma, but sometimes, I really want to pull my hair out and go back to work full-time. Traveling.... 5 days a week. HAHA! I'm kidding about that, but yes, by the end of the day, you're spent and your mini is needing to see a new face (daddy!). Thank goodness for sweet husbands / good daddies who come to rescue every evening!

    And seriously - Marcus is so cute I can't even handle it. I just got caught up on your blog and ALL of his pictures are adorable. I especially love the ones w/ his bow tie and the others where he's earing yellow paints. Melt.my.heart!!!