Feeling Frazzled - Della Devoted

Feeling Frazzled

As a mom, do you ever have those days that just don't start out right? Well today was certainly one of those days. Raylan hasn't been feeling good lately (Teething is the devil) so you can tell where this may be going.
   Anyway, today we had planned on taking my brother to Gatti's for his birthday. So this morning as I was trying to get ready, Raylan decided to throw a tantrum. By Tantrum, I mean full blown tantrum. It started before I could even get out of the shower. He had a clean diaper, he had already ate so I knew it had to be his teeth.

Well this tantrum continued until I could get dried off. When I finally could pick him up, he seemed satisfied. As soon as I placed him in his bouncer again, the screaming started again. I continued to try to get ready. I gave him his paci and back to getting ready I went. He seemed content for a few minutes then it started again. Once again, I picked him up, cuddled him and put him back in his bouncy. I started trying to straighten my hair and the tantrum started again. I put my straightener down and I thought I put my mirror down too. I checked on Raylan once again, playing with him for a few minutes. By the time I went to straighten my hair again, I noticed the plastic handle of my mirror was melted to my straightener. Oh boy! I thought I have really lost my mind. I had a mess on my hands and there was no way to fix my half straightened half frizz ball hair. So, I had to throw my hair up in a bun and continue on with our day.
 Raylan calmed down on the ride to Gatti's and was good all day but he didn't want anyone to hold him except his momma. If I let someone else hold him for a few minutes, he would start crying and reaching for me. Come bath time and bedtime it was like wrestling a grizzly bear. He fought sleep for an hour. Needless to say, I'm exhausted!!!
  Sometimes I get so stressed out. I get so impatient. I get so irritable. I wish for a few minutes of peace and quite or me time if you will. But then I look into my son's eyes and I know this is exactly where I am meant to be.

 I wouldn't trade my life for anything. I wouldn't have it any other way. I love this crazy beautiful life that I am living and I thank God for it every single day. Days like today are rough and I have to pray a little bit more for God to get me through the day. But I am still so thankful for his many blessings. especially his wonderful gift of Salvation, my husband, my son, family and friends.

 It's hard not to get discouraged sometimes especially on rough days like today. If you are a mom then you know what I am talking about. I'm sure you have had days were you felt like pulling your hair out. You just felt frazzled! But that's what being a parent is all about! It isn't always going to be easy but it is so worth it! I wouldn't change a thing! I just count my blessings!

What was your day like? Tell me about some of your frazzled parenting days!

1 comment

  1. Girl I used to be frazzled all the time when my daughter was your son's age. They can really do a number on your nerves. My daughter had this high pitch scream/cry. We used to call her a pterodactyl b/c that's exactly what she sounded like, ha!.


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