My Husband was just deployed with the military leaving me with a three year old and a two year old.  I work full time and now I am mother and father to our kids.  The kids have been on melt down mode for the last couple of days.  I am sure it is because they feel the stress from me.  My three year old stoped going to bed at regular time, which leaves me running up and down the stairs trying to get her asleep and no time for myself.  I feel like I just can't get everything done, then I tell myself to stop trying.  I am stress eating and have gained weight since my husband's orders came through which puts more stress on me because I was trying to get off the baby weight from my son who is now two.  AHHHH I need a break.
gsheffield gsheffield
26-30, F
2 Responses Jun 5, 2007

Im so sorry to hear you have to go through all that stress. I know it must be tough especially with kids involved. I cant imagine going through that, but atleast you are strong enough to keep going. Some people would just give up but you know you have your beautiful children to keep you going! Literally!!! They are a joy but they are so much work, but that work pays off they will show you that in love. And they probably are just acting up because like you said they can sense that you are upset. Kids pick up things that adults dont even realize. They feed off the emotions of the ones around them, so they probably know there is a change coming up which makes them un easy plus the feeligs that are going on around they pick up so they are probably all sorts of confused and stressed just like you. Keep your head up and your eyes on your children, it will always bring you back to peace with a smile on your face. Even if there are moments where you are thinking yeah right??!! If still stressed talk to friends and fo on here its better to have someone there for you then be along

Keep going girl! You are going through all the motions of being a military wife. I always think of the moments this time leads to....making welcome home signs, getting ready for their arrival and the most joyous occasion there is in this life of ours...them coming home...All of your heartache and sacrifice is not in vain.