Feeling So STRESSED I Could CRY!

@CRIVAS (1820)
Canada
March 16, 2009 8:24pm CST
The last couple of days have been kinda hard, I have been having troubles with the girls and I recently hurt myself by falling down the stairs. My children are young and don't seem to understand that mommy just can't play outside with them and do active things like I normally do. I am trying to keep my house clean cause by the time my husband gets home from work, he's exghausted and just wants to relax for a little while before calling it a night. He works late and I understand that he is tired so it normally doesn't bother me. Lately though, it has been really hard to keep the house clean, the dinner ready for the children, the garbage taken out, the cat little cleaned, the dog taken care of, finishing my homework and trying to make a few lousy pennies online just so that I don't feel bad about staying home while my husband has to go to work and break his back trying to make enough money to feed, clothe and shelter us. I guess it is just a bad week and I am really hoping next week goes better for me and the whole family. Have you ever felt like this before? Like no matter what you do, nothing is every the way you want it to be? Am I a bad person for feeling this way?
1 response
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
17 Mar 09
If I weren't so stressed out right now, I would actually laugh. Not at you though! I would laugh because I had actually begun starting a discussion with the same basic title! Lately, I have been under so much stress and I feel like everyone in my hosue is intentionally adding more to me! My husband and I both work outside the home, but he thinks that his work is harder then mine. His job requires more physical strength than mine, I will give him that, but my job(s), in and out of the house are non-stop! We have been arguing a lot more than we normally do, the kids have seemed to be less co-operative than normal, and in general, I feel like I am constantly on the go with absolutely no time to unwind. If I want the house to be clean, I am the one who has to do it, along with making sure I go to work, everyone is where they need to be on time, running the errands, doing the laundry, and everything in between. My husband's responsibilities lately are to go to work, and when he is home on time, to go to practice with the boys. After that, he does whatever he wants to to relax. Me, once we are home for the night, I still have a list of things to do and no one is willing to help. My kids have so much in their days right now, I am trying not to ask them to do much more than take care fo their own belongings. They go to school, we deliver their papers, then, the boys have practive, they have homework, they eat, they shower, and then it is time for bed. Their schedule is quite full. My husband is the only one of us who has time to really relax and I have even askled him to help me do simple things. Once in a great while, e will, but more often than not, he will put it off until I end up doing it myself. I could cry, I could scream, I could pull my hair out right now. So, in answer to your question, you are definately not alone in the way you are feeling. It has been a bad week for me too!