Is it normal to feel this crazy?
July 11, 2014 9:53 AM Subscribe
We have a 17 month old boy. We love him very much. Sometimes my husband and I discuss having a second child. Truth be told, I don't know if the two ounces of sanity I have left would survive it.
posted by MayNicholas to Human Relations (44 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I am a stay at home mom. I like it sometimes. Other times I honestly think I was never cut out for this. We have moments of SOMUCHFUNAHHHHH and other moments of OMGTHISSUUUCKS. Some days I feel like I shut down completely and really have to force myself to get through the day without just flopping on the floor and throwing my own tantrum. On those days I feel as though the constant mamamamamamamama is making my lose my marbles. Sometimes my husband gets home and I just hand the baby over and go sit outside alone for 15 minutes. Other days, the same things that drove me crazy the day before, don't. I can laugh about it and let it roll off my back.
When we discussed the possibility of maybe having another my husband quite frankly said, honey, I don't know if you could handle it. He is right. I don't know if I could. I am 37, so we only have a couple of years left to decide.
My question isn't really about should we have another. It is more about how normal are these feelings? Do I need to see someone? Is this just what being a parent is like? If so, how do you stay sane?