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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chapter 3 Beer and Cigarettes?

Hope For the Weary Mom Chapter 3 Beer and Cigarettes?

I have to admit I was a bit taken a back when I read the title of this chapter. I totally understand what they meant now. I really can relate. My kids are 4 years apart but my son had me all to himself all that time until I had my daughter. So you can just imagine the wonderful adventure that was about to begin. The nursing story is almost what I went through every day for months. Each time I tried to nurse her my son would bounce on the bed so her head would bob up and down and of course she stopped nursing. So then he would stop bouncing then I would try to nurse again and so on. You get the picture. That wasn't the only thing he did either. Sometimes it would be tossing the cat litter around while I nursed, peeing on the floor right in front of me when I nursed. Yes, so loving he was. "SIGH" He just wasn't too happy that some other "little  person" was taking his place. And guess what? It hasn't ended. Not in the least bit.

Have you gotten to the place of a total breakdown? What did that look like for you?


  1. Breakdowns for me are ugly. They usually involve a lot of crying (mine) and feelings of worthlessness and the inability to do anything right (again, mine). I usually manage to hold it together while my kids are awake, but if one more thing happens after the kids go to bed, my dear husband gets to see the explosion of ugly.

    I have found that breakdowns usually happen when I'm short on something: sleep, good food (my blood sugar runs low, so eating well is critical), time spent in the Word and prayer, etc. In other words, if I don't take the time to take care of myself, I'm not much good to everyone else.

    1. Very true!! Most of the time my needs are last. I try not to cry in front of my kids either but sometimes the tears just come. It can't be helped.