When It All Gets Too Much

When I sat down to write this blog, I tried to think of something inspirational or funny to tell you, but you know what? Today I couldn’t think of anything!

To be honest my head is muddly and I’m feeling flat, it also doesn’t help that I’m super tired from waking up EVERY night at the moment to Ari, our 8 month old who is teething… I swear it’s like a form of torture. As you can imagine, I’m a little over it and my patience is starting to wear thin. And everything ALWAYS seems so much harder when I’m tired!!!

So today I decided to just say it how it is because in reality it’s not always easy and sometimes it helps when you say that everything is hard work and you feel like crap. The important thing is to recognise it and know that we all feel like this at times – and it’s ok if we do.

Sometimes when I tell people I have six kids I get comments about how organised I must be when actually I’m quite the opposite! A lot of the time I feel like I’m going round and round in circles. This afternoon was absolute chaos; the kids were running around like headless chickens while I was trying to catch up on stuff around the house. Then when I finally got round to cooking dinner, I was also trying to concentrate on feeding Ari who was grizzling in the highchair while the other five were ALL talking at me at once! I couldn’t hear anything, my head was spinning and I felt like I was going crazy!!! They say women can multi task but this was out of control… I had to tell them all to stop and move away while I sorted things one by one and slowly I managed to calm things down.

So some days it is a struggle for me and I don’t know what I’m doing! I try to as they say “embrace the chaos” but sometimes I’m so exhausted by the end of the day and breathe a huge sigh of relief that it’s over. Thankfully nothing ever stays the same for long because there are also the days when I’m really on to it and everything seems like a breeze… I love those days!

So when you find things are getting too much, tell friends or family how you feel. It’s easy to think that people are too busy to stop and listen but you’ll actually be surprised just how much people care and want to help.