Mom Confessions: My Husband Drives Me Crazy When …
Parenting is the world's hardest job, followed by marriage. When I became a mom, I had no idea just how much of a strain it would put on my marriage. The sleepless nights, the constant whining, the tantrums, and the lack of time for myself was a huge transition. It also changed my relationship with my husband.
No longer was it just the two of us. There were no more spontaneous trips to the mall, dinner, and a movie. A baby changed everything. Don't get me wrong, not all of it was bad. My heart swelled every time I saw my husband snuggle our newborn son. My love grew deeper for him when he became a father.
It was just the other things that drove me crazy.
Now, three kids later, we have even less time for each other. There are even more tantrums, fights to break up, and bad behaviors to deal with. Sometimes, we disagree with each other's parenting styles. I'm realizing that marriage is hard. But marriage with children is much harder. It turns out I'm not alone on my feelings and struggles. Other moms were more than happy to chime in. What did they say?
I know that he's perfect for me–I get it. But there are some times when my husband absolutely drives me up the wall. I have a confession to make …
“[He] comes home, heads straight for the bathroom, and closes the door. All I can think is ‘Wow, what's THAT like?' ” – Mama M, mom of 1 boy
“He says he needs a break from work, while I am holding a screaming baby.” – Mama 1, mom of 2 boys
“[He takes] multiple 30-min. bathroom breaks while I make dinner, work on homework with my oldest, break up arguments, etc. Must be nice! He gets mad when I call him out on it. (And we both work, so it's not like he just needs a break after working all day!)” – Mama J, working mom of 2
“How about when I came home from being in the hospital with a c-section and my husband had introduced our 3-year-old to wrestling … and body slams? Thanks honey.” – Mama S, mom of 3, including a newborn
“My husband bribes my children with candy. It drives me crazy! The worst was when he bribed them with the candy while we were at the dentist's office. My mouth dropped open, and I was speechless.” – Mama M, mom of 4 boys
“My husband sure does come home from work and sits down. He turns on the TV or gets on his iPad instead of asking me what help I need, as I'm getting dinner ready.” – Mama C, mom of 2
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