Tuesday, October 2, 2012

First World Problems.

Okay, I need to rant.

So... If you don't want to listen to my "problems", then stop reading. (I put problems in quotations because I know that I am in great health, I have a beautiful home that keeps me warm (or cool- depending on the weather), an amazing husband and a beautiful daughter and supportive, happy family.)

I am just so, so tired of having to clean my house EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. And I don't mean just picking up toys. I mean like CLEAN. H has always been a very active, in-to-everything child and it has only gotten worse with her age. I discipline her but she is just stubborn and active. I get her to help me clean up her messes but that takes longer than if I would just do it myself and it is MUCH more frustrating having to fight her every single second.

I am tired of my child waking up at 6:40 every day. It started at 7:30 and gradually she has been getting up earlier and earlier. Doesn't she know that we have very LITTLE to NO plans most days and we have NO reason to wake up BEFORE the sun, or even before her daddy leaves for work? I've even caved and let her in my bed just so I can get a couple more minutes of sleep but she REFUSES to go back to sleep. Needless to say I'm a zombie. I am the type of person who NEEDS 8 hours of sleep. It isn't an option. Otherwise, I get a terrible headache and can't do anything. Also, the earlier she wakes up, the longer I have to entertain her and our day is so LONG now. She used to sleep till 9 or 10. I MISS those days, our days flew by.

I am so sick of her climbing, jumping, hurting me all day. If I am sitting down, she is on top of me, JUMPING. I am covered in bruises.

I think most of this stems from the fact that I haven't exercised since Thursday. I am a much more pleasant and happy person when I have exercised. And the fact that I haven't is totally just my laziness and excuses. I need to remember that "I am one work out from a good mood". I feel like there is a huge weight on my chest right now because I'm anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed.

Now I have to go, H has made 3 messes in the 5 minutes it took me to type this....



  1. This is your blog and you can vent all you want. :)

    But a suggestion? Have you heard of those black-out curtains? I guess they are the miracle worker to keep kids sleeping longer. I would try them, but we have to be out the door by 6:30am.

    1. Yes! We actually got them when she was 7 months old so that she would sleep longer and they have worked amazingly! I don't know why she is just now starting to wake up because now that its getting colder it, the sun isn't rising as early as it was all summer and it is still pitch black in her bedroom in the morning? I don't know if she hears my husband getting ready or what but it is getting annoying. She actaully slept till 7:15 this morning and it felt wonderful! (and I went to sleep at 10:30 instead of 12)... It just makes my day so much longer. :( Thank you for the suggestion! I hope you have a great Wednesday!