Bad Mommy - Part...I lost count

I am tired. I am irritable. I am over-worked and sleep-deprived.

Basically, it's Wednesday.

So, as I do most Wednesdays, I'm wondering how the hell am I so tired when we're only half-way through the week? When I'm feeling this way, I typically start to obsess over all the little things that I'm doing wrong  - as a mom, as a wife, as an executive, as a blogger (why don't I have something FUNNY and INSIGHTFUL to say, like, EVER?).

Rather than keeping all of this glorious self-talk trapped inside my crazy little head, I'd like to get it out on paper (er, virtual paper). That way, you can a) feel better about yourself in comparison; b) find comfort in the fact that you're not the only one who does this kind of crap or c) have a laugh at my expense and get back to folding laundry (on a Wednesday at 10pm...again).

So here, in no particular order, are the reasons why I suck:

  • I feed my kids way too much pre-packaged food. I really should take the time to prepare fresh meals made from real ingredients. While the chicken nugget box says that they're "all natural", there is not much natural about dinosaur shaped meat...
  • I allow the TV to babysit my kids when I need to get dressed in the morning. Or when I need to cook dinner. Or when I'm tired of them calling my name. They probably watch less than an hour (or so) of TV each day, but in a pinch it's my best go-to option when I need to get something done.
  • I yell at my kids. On a daily basis. Some days more than others, but most days nonetheless. It's never malicious or intentionally hurtful. Sometimes it's just to be heard over their own shrieks of joy or heartbreak. Others, out of sheer frustration. In either case, I really should yell much less. My kids are yellers because I yell.
  • By Sunday, I look forward to going into the office come Monday morning. I love spending time with my kids, but by the time the weekend is over I can't say that I'm completely disappointed.
  • I am looking forward to 10 days of uninterrupted family time (known as "vacation" before kids) with equal parts anticipation and doom. 

It ain't pretty, but it's real. Just another day in the life of a BadAssMama...
Rachel Smith Thomas said...

Omg u sound like me especially with the yelling, just another day huh, lol

Jaimie Sepulveda said...

Sounds like every mom in the country that's raising her kids, loving her husband, making a home and having a career! We are not perfect, we are not Super Woman, we are Mom's. Being a good mother and a career woman means you are already amazing. Keep up the great job and you will have two amazing adults as part of your life, once they finally get past the tantrums and potty training and teenager years.

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