I am a mother of 4 wonderful beautiful boys ages 1,2,3 and 6. My husband works out of town for weeks at a time which leaves just me and the kids at home.
We have just moved to aussie from newzealand for my husbands work which we had to do to provided for our family.
Back in New Zealand my boys used to go to daycare 2 days a week to give me a break and do the shopping etc but here in aussie daycare is far to expensive to send my boys
Some times it just gets so overwhelming, we do not really have any family or friends here, so no baby sitters. So if I have to go shopping I have to take all 4 kids with me, if I want to go to the gym I have to take them all with me, dropping off and picking up my 6 year old from school we all pile into the car and pile out again. I sometimes find myself yelling more than I would, being snappy with the kids, getting more emotional than I normally would.
Kinda feels like all I do is cook, clean, wash clothes etc dont get me wrong I love my boys and I know that my husband is doing the best he can for us but sometimes id just love to have a shower get dressed put on my makeup grab my keys and go to a movie, shopping, coffee with friends anything for myself with out having to get 4 children ready as well.
Im wondering if there are any other parents out there who can relate or have any useful suggestions?