Sunday, January 2, 2011

Parties are No Fun When You have to Play Mommy Alone

Hope everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve and Day.

Mine wasn't so good. We invited the in-laws down to enjoy the night with us. I cleaned the house and made sure we had food for everyone to eat. Everyone got here and we hung outside for a while. Skylee got to enjoy the outside because it wasn't so cold out. Then everyone wanted to light up and it was getting chilly around 8pm, so I took Skylee in. Long story short, me and Skylee stayed inside well everyone else stayed outside.
Being that she could hear everyone laughing and talking she didn't want to go to bed. So being the good mommy I was trying to be. I stayed in and we watched tv. Everyone else got to be outside and drink and have a good time. I'm not saying I didn't like spending time with my little one. It just wasn't too fair.
I wanted to drink, play cards, and laugh. But I got to watch Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and try to get a one year old to go to bed while she could hear people having fun, not easy.
I got so mad that I was left alone. I was steaming. By the time I did get Skylee to bed, I was so mad I was in tears. I don't understand why people couldn't be understanding and adapt to having a baby around. It's our house, they knew the baby is here, why not act like it?
Well midnight rolled around and I was in bed mad, while Scotty and his parents were in the living room talking. I didn't get a kiss at midnight, I cried just about all night, and I vowed that next New Years Eve would be different. I did what I thought was right for Skylee. It was a holiday and I spend it with her. I made sure she had fun and was happy. I played mommy alone, happy or not, I did.


Lena said...

I'm sorry that happened. Sounds like it was rough :( Better luck next year.

Ashley said...

Aww you're a sweet mommy. It is really hard sometimes how much we sacrifice. And the daddys just never get it!

Joanna said...

Sometimes men don't realize that we feel left out, and sometimes they aren't mature enough to understand why we would feel that way. A few years ago I explained to my husband how I felt when things like that happened, and it didn't do much good at the time. A few months later I explained it to him again, and he had matured to the point where he was able to understand it. Now we always do whatever we can to make sure the other isn't left out.

You can find ways to make sure you always include each other around time with the little ones, but it does take communication and patience. I hope your next holiday goes better!!

Tina said...

Us Moms are always the ones to sacrifice during the holidays... it doesn't help that the babes only want us, but nobody is even willing to help ease the situation either! Sorry you didn't get to enjoy the holiday with everyone else... I had a similar outcome on Christmas Eve with my inlaws. Hopefully next year they will all be more considerate of your wants/needs too!

NikkiDarlin' said...

Thanks Ladies! I needed to hear your words!

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