You swore you wouldn’t be this way..

What do you do or say that your parents did that you swore you would never do as a mother?

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5 thoughts on “You swore you wouldn’t be this way..

  1. Anonymous

    Abuse. My father was very verbally abusive, emotionally abusive, and a bit physically abusive. I swore I’d never be like that. But I find myself yelling at my kids when a sweet reminder would work better. I find myself punishing them physically when I shouldn’t. I’m terrified that I’m going to ruin my kids’ childhoods and lives if I can’t get my act together.

  2. Anonymous

    I tune my kids out when I get overwhelmed. I’ll go into the computer room and let them play, but I don’t give them the one-on-one attention they should get, sometimes I realize I’m doing it and sometimes I don’t. My parents did this a lot and I always wanted more time with them, but they always seemed pretty preoccupied and I don’t want my kids to feel that way.

  3. Anonymous

    I’m probably worse than all of you. I had so much love for my son throughout his infancy. Then he grew up and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is still in diapers at 4 years old, which has just pushed me over the edge. He has around 10 accidents a day and I can’t believe I find myself so fed up and yelling dummy and retard at my own son! I am so ashamed, I have never lost my temper like that with anyone but my own son who I love more than anything. I turned from a doting over-protective mom into a momster.

    1. Tiredmother

      I am so tired I’m holding my tears in. My son is 8 months old and since the day he was born I’ve had no help. I have a man he has 5 kids from a previous marriage who are all in their teen years and ones 18 and it’s a burden for them to hold him or play for 15 minutes. They all live with us because their mother is an alcoholic.
      It’s been just me with my son 24/7 I hardly sleep because of my mind and I’ve been taking meds to help but my anger has come back in full swing. My son is constantly whining over every little thing. I take him and soothe him when he does that because he’s my son and I love him so much. I’m so tired I wish I could sleep for a few days but it’s hard for me to fall asleep and by the time I fall asleep my son wakes up. He hasn’t slept through the night at all and when he’s wakes up to eat I’m up and frustrated because I can’t sleep. My mind is constantly thinking negative thoughts and I’m beginning to resent my man, his children, and my son who I’ve done everything for. I’m cleaning, cooking, laundry, and taking care of my baby 24/7 without help. Today I lost my shit after trying to put my son to sleep and yelled at him. I’ve had 4 hours of sleep the past two days and it’s not an excuse. I just don’t know what to do.


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