Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tired mama whine

I'm bewildered today by 2 conflicting and equally compelling feelings. First off, I am stir crazy as hell just now. I'm sick of winter and temperatures in the 20's. Bean doesn't want to stay outside longer than 15 minutes or so and truthfully neither do I. It's all bright and beautiful looking out the window, but as soon as we're slapped in the face by a brisk wind we're both done. Yardwork is out and there's so much to do out there that I feel a bit pissy about it.

So I'm stuck inside the house and feeling resentful. On top of that, I'm exhausted. Bean has yet another cold that has her super-congested. She's been waking up many, MANY times per night for the last 3 nights to complain about her nose. The humidifier helps some and I try to tent the blankets near her face so her little throat doesn't become too dry from breathing through her mouth, but none of us are getting any sleep.

You'd think that if I can't get outside and am this exhausted I'd just shut up and nap but I just can't nap this early. My usual crash time is around 3:00 which happens to be when Bean wakes up and Sister gets home from school.

For the record, I'm going to try so, so hard not to be a raging bitch mama this afternoon and evening, but it won't be easy.


Joan said...

I hope things get better soon. I could easily nap at 3pm every day if allowed.

Manhattan Mama said...

How badly do I understand that afternoon nap. Sometimes when the Rabbit gets home I just put on a movie and "watch" it with her on the couch.

cubmommy said...

I think we are having the same day. This weather is depressing me and the boys are driving me crazy. All I want to do is take a nap but that is out of the question.

Today is one of those days I am all ready looking forward to the boys bedtime.

I hope your day got better.

Beth said...

awww, sleep deprivation will do that to you. When my oldest was a baby, he slept 2 hours A DAY!!! I was a freakin lunatic, cuz of c
ourse, hubby couldn't get up with him cuz "he had to work"..listen to me bitching...I'm sorry!

Try to take a nap when your baby naps..yada, yada, yada....you already know this stuff. ;)

SugarMama said...

I feel yah about Naps. I. need. one. now! I hope you get one soon too.

Belle said...

Been there, done that. In fact, I'm sick again now. Luckily, my kids are at ages where they'll let me sleep if I need to. I hope you and the Bean are feeling lots, lots better soon!

I am sick of the cold weather, and of us (mainly me and the youngest) being sick.