Firstly i have 2 gorgeous children,a 2 and a 1/2 year old daughter and a 6 week old son. Before my son was born,my daughter was absolutely spoilt with love and affection from everyone but especially myself and her father...Then this intruder arrives!!!
One week after her brother was born her father went back to work in the mines in australia, which means he works 6 weeks away and 1 week home at a time..so no dad around really. And now due to my lack of sleep and numerous other motherly tasks and chores i am becoming very tired which means...i am not tolerating her continuous naughty behaviour very well and i seem to be yelling at her alot!!!!Today i got so frustrated at her as she was purposely taking her time getting out of the car while my son and i were waiting out in the freezing cold for her,so i pinched her on the leg to make her hurry up but instead she screamed,and she screamed out for me but i couldnt console her because i was carrying her brother. I hate myself right now and I feel really guilty after these things happen as the look in her eyes seems so sad and hurt. She almost looks at her brother like she hates him.
I know i need to manage my time better but i just dont know how to juggle everything. The last thing i want is to damage my daughter as she was so happy and socialable before her brother was born.
Any tips or ideas on how i can better manage this situation?Im so desperate here,i feel like im in the verge of having a breakdown!