What a good thread.
Motherhood is so very hard in so many ways and it doesn't end. Mine are 5,4 and 2 and there are some days when I feel as though I am completly loosing it. Dd is so contrary I hve no idea how her mood will be day to day getting her to school is a challenge in itself. Ds1 is the bain of my existance, I would like to say I love him but I don't think I do and that is a major guilt for me. He is such hard work that I think life would be a hell of a lot eassier without either him or me as he is much more painful whe I am around. There have been many times when I have thought life or lack of it would be much easier if we all went to sleep in the car, especailly after a hard day with ds1. Ds2 is in major distructa mode and is continually tipping out contents of my pantry, but at least he doesn't hurt people like ds1.
Being a mother and being acountable for other people is darn hard. People become parents with rose coloured glasses (I know I did) without being aware just what life has in stall for them \. I t's also extra hard when there is a personality clash like I have with ds1