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  1. Amy says:

    Yep, been there! Sounds like we need a girls weekend with spas and shopping and no children policy!

  2. Tara says:

    Oh, I am right there with you….in the middle of the 3’s…fun stuff! Whining, temper tantrums, NO is All.THE. TIME!! LOL, got to love it! Hope it gets better soon!

  3. Natalie says:

    Oh girl sounds like you need a day off with a pedi, a glass of wine, and a maybe throw in a good massage! We all have days like this!

  4. Aunt Crazy says:

    I feel the VERY SAME WAY these days and my kids are 19 and 14 and my husband is successfully self employed but can’t seem to conquer the task of putting his dirty clothes into the basket. I had a commentor say on my blog the other day that what I need is a WIFE, I think he’s right!

    • Courtney K. says:

      I think the clothes thing is just a MAN issue because my husband has the same problem. And you’re right…I think we both just need a wife! LOL

  5. You’ll get no judgment from me. With a toddler of my own, I have so been there. I think every mom has.

    Here’s hoping you regain some sense of sanity soon. Wine does help. 😉

  6. Angie says:

    Dude, no judgement here. My daughter is 9 months old and there are still days when I want my old life back, just for a day. Being a parent is absolutely exhausting.

  7. Life As Wife says:

    I’m right there with you Courtney. Some days I’m just SO tired but there is no break from being a stay-at-home mom.

    • Courtney K. says:

      You’re right. Being a SAHM is the hardest job out there. Scratch that…being a MOM. Period. is the hardest job out there. There are no vacations and no breaks. But, I have to admit the rewards are so worth it.

  8. So sorry you’re there right now. Mine is starting to follow the bend toward 4 right now and so I have just a bit on encouragement for you… Three seems to be the age where whining and complaints magnify, but so does the love. The hugs and kisses and sweet words that have fallen in-between the tantrums have been very soul-soothing. Revel in those moments. Also, one thing I do is talk about Daddy constantly. I talk about how cool he is and how good he is at different things. I talk about how much we need him and what a great helper he is. This has seemed to help with the desire for shared help on my son’s part. Prayers for you in this time. I have so been there and definitely still have my days, but it does get better…promise. 🙂 ~Jessica

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thank you, Jessica! I agree that the sweetness (in the middle of the tantrums) are definitely light in the darkness of the terrible threes. I’m glad to hear that there is hope for better days to come! LOL

  9. Mandi says:

    I totally understand. Totally. The whole “No” thing with such a rotten attitude and meanness behind it drives me up a wall. It’s so not fun and I just keep telling myself it’s a stage… she’ll grow out of it. She will right? She MUST right? 🙂

  10. We have ALL been there…and I have those days too. Sometimes it just gets so overwhelming having to be in charge of everything. I find myself saying, “It’s all on me!” more times than I can count!

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