These were not the words of encouragement I was hoping for from my hubby this morning as I called him in tears.
A little back ground from the last couple of weeks. I am sick, the boys have been sick, but are better, Hubby is working ungracious hours and getting home long after the boys are in the bed. He is leaving most mornings by 4 am and not getting home until 8 or 9pm. I am tired and to make matters worse the cold I have is worse. The nausea will not go away and hits at all times of the day, my appetite is very poor and My cycle that I only have once very three months (due to anemia) is due within days.
I have turned into a wicked, evil woman that needs a little time for herself. I love my boys, but enough is enough!
My typical morning is awake 4am pack hubby's lunch and get him off to work. Go back to bed. Up by 5:30am. I do devotion, pray, read Bible , check email and then start getting ready (shower, hair, makeup, dress, make bed). Then i usually get the boys out of their rooms between 6:30 am and 7am. If i cannot have my time with God in the mornings things are so bad during the day........
If the boys need to potty/change pullups, that is fine, But we have one rule, you must stay in your room otherwise. They do not want to do this anymore. First of all, do not tell me they should NOT have to stay in their rooms. they have gates up in their doorways and just take them down when feel like it. the point to leaving them up is for their safety and so i can hear them come out of their rooms (say in the middle of the night).
We have tried everything. I have become this awful Mommy the last few days. I just want a little time to get it together in the mornings before them running loose the rest of the day. We have tried sticker charts, spanking, rewards, taking privileges (toys, ect.). I am so tired. I am at wits end and need help. Please share your advice. Suggestions please!