Those Days When You Want to Throw in the Towel

You know those days when nothing seems to go right and your children all decide to act like they are wild creatures that have been raised by a pack of wolves? Yeah, yesterday was one of those days. I found myself near tears and standing in the middle of Sports Authority literally wondering why in the world I would ever consider taking these four boys anywhere. By the time I went to bed last night, I had a glimpse into the reason why some wild animals eat their young.

It is easy in those moments to feel like you have failed. Failed to be a mom that your children respect enough to listen to at all times. Failed to be a mom that people can look at in public and envy, not the type that gets whispers behind their back. Failed to get control of yourself before you lose your temper and yell at the kids. Yep, I am not proud of it, but I yelled yesterday. More than once and not in a nice tone at all.

Today is a new day though, and my children still love me, the world is still turning and I haven’t yelled. So maybe I am not such a failure after all. The point is, I know we all have “those” days. Days when we as moms want a job re-assignment and can’t stand to be around the children we birthed into the world one more second because of their behavior. I am here to tell you it is okay to feel that way. Don’t feel guilty. Send the kids to bed a little early, take some time for yourself and I promise you tomorrow will be better and they will still love you. Just don’t resort to eating them. 🙂


  1. I have two boys and have been there…four? I'm surprised you don't have a wall full of awards for being able to do that!!!

  2. If I talk them somewhere one at a time Robin, it is never a problem. Even two at a time goes smoothly. You add in all four and sometimes, they drive me bonkers. LOL

  3. I laughed out loud at your last sentence. I hope you get a moment of peace and serenity soon.

  4. I don't know, sometimes I feel like it would be easier to just eat them and be done with it, LOL.

  5. I have been having many of those days lately. Do not worry, I have not eaten him. . .yet.

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