Criticism is killing my self-esteem.
How do you stay positive when all you hear from other people, is how much of a terrible mother you are? Criticism is killing my self-esteem.
It's not like being a stay-at-home mom is a walk in the park. Don't get me wrong, I love making all these memories with my son, but 24/7 is a little much sometimes. Adult interaction is necessary! And yet you say one thing about needing to "get away for 5 minutes" and suddenly it's like you've gone off the deep end!
It's not just the little things, which do add up though.
I remember when my son came home. My mother everyday for the 1st three months of his life decided she should call and try to convince me I had PPD...and I didn't! She's also asked me if I bathe him regularly! Just to name a few of the outrageous things she's asked me.
After months of this negativity, I'm beginning to think I'm doing something wrong. Am I a bad mother for needing some "me time" or am I just missing something?