If someone had told me 8 years ago that parenting would in fact be the hardest job in the world, I would of laughed in their face.. Uncontrollably.

This week I have fully accepted that parenting is in fact the hardest job in the world. This week, I have been pushed to places I have never been. I have been tested and found it hard as a parent, to stay composed and to generally be the nice guy. I found myself screaming at 8am midweek for both G and H to listen to me. I found myself screaming at them in the car to behave. I then found myself making up with my nearly 8 year old in the playground as I couldn’t leave her on a argument. {Yes I was arguing with an 8 year old}

That particular morning where I screamed {with the front door open} for the whole street to hear at 8am was by far the lowest I have felt as a parent. It felt like I had failed and I was embarrassed that I had let my guard down for all to hear. It must sound like I have no control over two children, but when one is not listening and the other is in a world of his own I get to a point where I literally want to give up. Whats worse is whilst I was out I missed a parcel and it was dropped off with a neighbour two doors down and it felt like I had my tail between my legs asking for my parcel, knowing they had heard everything that had gone on only an hour before. Oh the shame..

Don’t get me wrong, I shout quite a lot, I tell them off when they are naughty. I ask them to stop bickering, to play nicely to be kind, to share and eight times out of ten they listen. But this week I don’t know what happened. I lost it and it was like a volcano erupting. I could feel it bubbling inside me and within a nano-second I was off. It was a mixture of things, not listening, not being nice to each other and an argument over taking toys in the car on the way to school, all at 8am! It just wasn’t my morning.

Its been a hard week and as I type this I still feel embarrassed, ashamed and guilty. I can fully understand why people say parenting is the hardest job in the world. This week has just proved that too me, but in a few weeks I probably will have forgotten about this little hiccup, I will have forgotten as something will outshine this moment, something wonderful, because even though its hard, its so rewarding and there are so many great things about parenting that happen in between all these mad moments, and those moments are the ones that make parenting worthwhile, makes parenting the best job in the world.


I am linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for her wonderful linky The Ordinary Moments

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  1. Laura
    September 18, 2016 / 11:01 am

    Parenting is definitely not all plain sailing. There are times where all children push boundaries and drive us insane. But then they have their moments where they just melt your heart and those moments definitely make up for all the crap times.

    • mummyheartsyou
      September 18, 2016 / 12:03 pm

      Those melt your heart moments definitely overshadow the crappy moments by far xx

    • mummyheartsyou
      September 18, 2016 / 12:02 pm

      It really is. I can only be as good as a parent I can be, and even on those bad days, I think I’m doing it right x

  2. September 18, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Ah lovely you should never feel guilty, but then I know that is a wasted sentence because I feel guilty all the time! You are so right though, it is by far the hardest job in the world. I hope this week is better. xx

  3. September 19, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Oh my dear, it certainly is, because there’s no respite, no off button! I hope you have an easier week this week, and remember that one morning is just a teeny tiny drop in their childhood and don’t be too hard on yourself x
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    • mummyheartsyou
      September 20, 2016 / 6:24 am

      Totally agree Carie.. They have already forgotten about it!

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