I spent the majority of last week feeling frustrated and stressed. It’s just one of those weeks where I don’t feel like I’m good at anything. Including being a mom.
I know how fortunate I am to be able to stay at home with my little boy. But some days are hard. The whole mom 24/7 thing really hits home some days. It also doesn’t help that Graydon’s in a major mommy stage right now and only seems to want me to hold him…even when that’s all I’ve been doing all day long.
By Thursday evening I reached my “I can’t do anything well or focus on making any decisions or think about anything at all because baby just wants to fuss at me for no reason” point, I scooped up the boy and went upstairs. I stripped him down to his diaper, which usually makes him super happy to be free and put him in the jumparoo in front of the tv in our room with his favorite show on. Then I made myself a hot bubble bath and relaxed for 20 minutes. Graydon was only feet away from me, but it was all I needed to be alone for a minute and recharge, spend a few minutes in prayer and finish our night on a good note.
Pinterest also helped give me a couple good laughs, reminders, and some inspiration. Check out the rest of my Momspiration board here. I feel like I’ll be adding to this board often.
What inspires you when you’re having a tough mom week? Would love to hear your ideas to look back at when a rough day strikes again.