the usual parenting durge
With all of my family gone, I’m left with long days with a three-year-old that I have to admit are pretty overwhelming. I took her to the zoo. I took her to a trail to ride her scooter. We went swimming. And I’m still left with so many hours. I’m not sure what else to do! I feel drained, alone, exhausted. I’m short with her, cross, grumpy. All day every day the demands for “not that fork, the other fork!” and the like. We’ve had some really good days, but I find myself sitting at home while she continues to chase the cat (after I’ve told her not to 100 different ways) and begs for a “treat” (after I’ve told her no 100 different ways) and I wonder how I’m supposed to do this all day by myself. I feel like I did when she was 18 months old, and I had no idea how to get through the hours other than to just put her in her car seat and drive around.
I’d give anything for some company. I know, I just had company for a few days. So maybe that makes it worse?
And why am I so tired??? All. The. Time.