Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sound the Alarm!

Like many moms, I constantly compare my parenting skills to others.

I try to emulate their patience, and then I snap at Sarah when she won't quit pulling on my shirt over...and over....and over.

I work so hard to be more attentive to my kids, and then I shush them when I'm watching Modern Family.

I try to be more health conscious to keep their bodies growing strong instead of wide, and then I stop at the nearest drive-thru and order burgers and fries.

One thing all moms do, though, is have days when you think you're going to absolutely lose it!

The other day while I was cooking dinner and getting tomato sauce all over my favorite white shirt, Savannah kept coming in asking for various snacks, Sarah was hanging on to the back of my shirt like she loves to do, Pace was crying at my feet wanting to be held, and telemarketers wouldn't stop ringing my phone.

I had a sudden urge for a glass of wine...a piece of chocolate...something that would give me a quick respite.

Then I remembered an article I read in a parenting magazine about the rise in the number of women who have become addicted to prescription pills.

Is it bad that I wanted to search for that article so I could get some tips on which pills work best???


  1. Finally, someone that will admit that kids sometimes drive them over the edge. I read so many blogs on how perfect people think their kids are, and how wonderful life is. I live in the real world. I don't have a great deal of patience, and my kids are often annoying. So did you find out the name of the pills?

  2. I can relate. Kids, no matter how we adore them, will make one crazy and stretch one as a person as they stretch patience. If I could take a pill that would make me cooler with my kids, I'd do it!

  3. LOL - love this. I'd be looking up that article too!

    Visiting via the REwind.

  4. @Melissa Jane I chickened out! I think I'd like them too much because life with kids is definitely not perfect!

  5. @HeeWho Whew! I'm glad I'm not the only one. I was really beginning to worry about myself!