Oh boy do I relate. My youngest just this morning looked deep into my eyes and said, "Mama, I don't want to put shoes on, I want to stay home with you--no school!" I wish I could do it all, and be happy about it too. It's so hard to not get frustrated with them when you know it's time to go, when you want them to eat, when you just can't deal with someone wanting a piece of you. You're so right it's a never-ending cycle. I chose this. I wanted a family. I know I'm blessed. Is it so terrible I wish everything was easier and didn't have to be such a struggle. When am I supposed to find time to do all the mothering duties, all the interior household duties, do my job, and keep thin and relatively good looking? I give up! OK now...back to it.
Thanks for your post. At the very least, it's comforting to know we're not alone in our lamenting.