It’s one of THOSE days.

I can’t do anything right.

I hate saying this, but I’m so tired of being a mom right now.  Ronan is getting on every single one of my nerves, and I have NO patience for him.  I can’t put him to sleep, no matter how hard I try.  I just keep getting more frustrated, and more frustrated until I have to call Brock in and get HIM to put Ronan down for a nap.

He’s being so… annoying.  He keeps pinching the hell out of me.  My whole chest and arms are covered in pinch marks.  He grabs a WHOLE fist full of flesh, and squeezes as hard as he can.  If I pull his hand away or tell him no, he gets MADDER and does it again.  Or he pulls my hair.  As hard as he can, reaches up, grabs a whole handful and yanks faster than I have the chance to stop him.  He kicks me in the stomach so hard I start to feel sick.  And by this point, I just want nothing to do with him.  I don’t care if he sleeps, cries, or stays awake until New Years, I just don’t want to have to look at him.

Shit.  Is this normal?  I just want to cry.  I don’t want to look at him.

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  • Awwww sweety, it is totally normal. It’ll be alright. Just like your title, it’s just one of those days. I still have days when I’m tired of being a mother (and my kids are 22 & 27).

  • stacy

    Is this how you want him to go to sleep? You say you don’t want him to cry it out…. but that’s basically what he’s doing, just in your arms. The only difference is that you are getting more frustrated and stressed. I’m not telling you to just put him in the crib…. but there has to be a different way. I’m thinking about you, you shouldn’t be crying every night or having marks on your body from putting him to sleep. Its not healthy…for you.

  • Supa Beff

    Weird Baby Syndrome….it’s quite common, actually.
    It is recommended that 1st the Mumzee must inquire if said Crazy Baby is in pain. Those molars/teeth are a bastard to break thru and ‘maybe’ the pinching is his way of communicating ‘this is how it feels’.

    Who know’s…

    All I know is that your story sounded familiar, which makes me wonder if The Scallywagga also had Crazy Baby Syndrome…fo sho, and I am quite happy to say that, even tho I had moments where I wanted to take him to the SPCA (not the animal one, of course, I would only drop him off with the other Crazy Babies…not those Crazy Animals, that’s just cruel)

    Just remember….this too shall pass. Have a good cry, a bath and put him in some ‘baby cage’ for a while…

    AND…pinch the little focker back next time! I bit The Scallywagga ONCE!…but only cuz he bit me FIRST!

  • Oh my gosh! Mandy, all I have to say is that the comment written before mine had me cracking up!!

    “pinch the little focker back”


    I know you love Ronan but, remember even those we love the most get on our last nerve. Especially ones who pinch. 🙂

  • Oh, how awful! (the pinching, not you!)

    I think how you feel is totally normal. I get so frustrated with my daughter when I’m exhausted and she doesn’t want to sleep. I wish I could give you some advice or tell you what to do…just hang in there! You’re human, and therefore bound to get frustrated!
    .-= Cate´s last blog ..Cinnamon Coffeecake Kotniuk =-.

  • I’ve said it before, but just remember that this is one of the not-so-good days. For both of you, from the sound of it. It won’t last.

    And try to look on the bright side — in a couple of days, it’s going to be his first Christmas. He doesn’t know what’s coming, so enjoy this one while you can. 🙂
    .-= Janus´s last blog ..Hey, Rocky! =-.