the usual parenting durge

With all of my family gone, I’m left with long days with a three-year-old that I have to admit are pretty overwhelming. I took her to the zoo. I took her to a trail to ride her scooter. We went swimming. And I’m still left with so many hours. I’m not sure what else to do! I feel drained, alone, exhausted. I’m short with her, cross, grumpy. All day every day the demands for “not that fork, the other fork!” and the like. We’ve had some really good days, but I find myself sitting at home while she continues to chase the cat (after I’ve told her not to 100 different ways) and begs for a “treat” (after I’ve told her no 100 different ways) and I wonder how I’m supposed to do this all day by myself. I feel like I did when she was 18 months old, and I had no idea how to get through the hours other than to just put her in her car seat and drive around.

I’d give anything for some company. I know, I just had company for a few days. So maybe that makes it worse?

And why am I so tired??? All. The. Time.

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

One thought on “the usual parenting durge”

  1. Have you gotten your thyroid levels tested? I was extremely fatigued last summer and I found out I am have hypothyroidism. Since starting treatment I feel so much better now. My labs weren’t even that far out, but some people are very sensitive to a very small fluctuation. My TSH was 4.9. Some doctors would consider that normal, but for me I feel so much better when my levels are at 0.05. Here is a web site that I read in the beginning when I was diagnosed. It really helped me understand my condition a lot better. I don’t believe and follow all the the information but it sure helped me be better informed.

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