Nowadays, we live away from family, and have recently found ourselves a wonderful babysitter. BLISS!
OP, try not to let it get to you. There is more than one way to be a parent. I've seen lots of your posts and there is no denying how much you love your kids!!
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03-03-2012 18:19 #41Senior Member
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03-03-2012 19:27 #42
I'd tell her to go jump n just because your a mother doesn't mean you have to lose who u are and what u like omg. I sound so selfish :-P
04-04-2013 20:20 #43
Yes, I know where you are coming from.. I have a close relative who sometimes (if not most of the time), tries to make a problem out of nothing.
So I was hosting dinner, for all of my family, and out of nowhere she comes up to me and asks me if I am depressed, and how she went to a mental healt,h seminar... Blah.. She feels very strong about what she is saying,, blah blah blah, and then has the nerve to say to me (the hostess, domestic goddess wannabe), that I am depressed and that I take it out on everyone else.
I am the last person on the planet that will take out my problems on someone else... Including Bubhub.com.au. Lol I'm just kidding. Yes, it was abit over the top, I figured that my life must have been too perfect in her eyes, and I needed to have sh*t rubbed in, because apparently I had anxiety a few years ago. Yes, I had anxiety a few years ago, when I was a single mum and didn't have the best man in my life, or a nice house to live in.
Sorry rambling here, but yeah.. A few days later she said to me via a text message that I am her best friend and that she loves me. She is my sister, and I feel constantly like I can't have a conversation with her without her feeling like she is being judged, or someone is stepping on her toes. I have had enough of listening to her sad uni life stories of how hard it is to study, and how long she stayed up all night, when I stay up most nights till 1am, because hubby and I just can't fall asleep after long days with work, kids, and study aswell.
Yeah, I have vented out alot on this website. *blush*
04-04-2013 20:34 #44
Sorry, yes as some people have said above, having a babysitter or childcare or whoever else for that matter... Does NOT mean that you are a bad mum, it DOES mean that you are comfortable making other arrangements that you are perfectly comfortable with..., That you have THOUGHT THROUGH carefully, and in this process are showing your kids how to be "normal"
04-04-2013 20:39 #45
04-04-2013 20:43 #46
This thread is old.
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04-04-2013 20:53 #48Senior Member
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Yep..i have a friend who told me that in three years she hasn't "wanted"to spend a night away from her child...in response to when i said i was going away for three days to visit a relative soon going to vineyards, out to dinner, sleeping in ( yes omg sleeping whopp whopp) and god forbid was looking forward to it it was kinda like oh whats wrong with you , your a bad mum im SO attached to MY child etc etc etc attitude....meh she was just jealous for various reasons....its probably the thing i hate MOST about becoming a parent...other parents!
04-04-2013 20:56 #49
Sounds like a one upper!
I had this happen the first time I left my baby when he was 3 months old (it was only for 2 hours with my mum lol) and a bishy woman said to me "oh he is so young, I didn't leave my babies until they were at least 18 months!"
Good for you is all I can say to that!
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04-04-2013 20:58 #50
This thread is over a year old and, sadly, we don't see much of Ishty around these parts of late
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