Ugh! For real, this mom is so whiney!
I hear her every single day complaining about how tired she is, how hard motherhood is, and how she has no time.
Blah to the freakin’ blah, right?
Have you heard her, too? Do you also want to tell her to “shut it”? That she asked for this life and she made it happen, so why the fudge is she complaining?
I’m with you. I try not to judge people at all, or at least not judge them too harshly, but when you are met with someone who, on the daily, finds it so easy to see the negative in the simple, common stressors of life and parenthood, you get kinda sick of listening, right?
I’m extremely close to this woman and based on that fact alone, I should have more compassion for her feelings. But, while I get where she is coming from and understand that her outward verbal expressions likely help her through any and all of her challenges, it’s beginning to fall on deaf ears.
She’s not gonna wanna hear this, but I plan to tell her that I’m done listening. That all of her b#tchin’ and complaining is getting her nowhere and pushing her confidants further away from her.
I need to make her understand that she needs to find perspective and look at the bigger picture of how incredibly blessed she is. She needs to find a way to maintain her calm, even while she is surrounded by chaos. She needs to find a way to decipher joy out of each and every phase of her life.
This is gonna be tough.
Anyone know how to tell yourself you’re doing things wrong without pissing yourself off?
Neither do I.
Crap. I guess I’ll continue to be the whiney mom.