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From The Confessional: ‘I Dream Of Running Away From It All’

17 readers share their anonymous thoughts on the endless work of motherhood.

by Emma Coburn
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Every mom’s plate looks different, but every mom has a lot on her plate. Whether your family just got the latest stomach bug, you recently invited grandma to move in with you or you’re sick of cleaning up after the dog... it’s always something. And when you’re sick yourself on top of it all, having to “mom it up” anyway (to quote a reader) is just the disgusting, snot-covered cherry on top. Here’s what 17 moms had to vent about this week in the Scary Mommy Confessional.

Scary Mommy Confessions are a tried-and-true part of what makes our site so fun. If you want to anonymously confess, please tell all through the link here. And if you want to browse past Confessions, head here.

I fear I will never sleep again. It’s been 11 months

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I wish I can be sick and be sick without having to mom it up too. Why do dads get to “rest”?

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I’m exhausted. I don’t want my kids to touch me but I love their hugs.

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How hard a one year old can be. I need all the help in the world.

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I hate taking care of my kid when she’s sick. I get so annoyed. Feel guilty about it.

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I regret letting my mom move into our house. It is like I have a 3rd child

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COVID has made it so when you need help the most, when the kids are sick, noone is willing to help

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I dream of running away from it all. Kids, husband, work...

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I screamed in the fridge this morning because my toddler was going crazy

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I love my kids but hate who I’ve become since being a mom. I miss the old me.

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Our society doesn’t support parenthood but is the most critical of parents.

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Would absolutely love the chance to get my hair done, room service & night to myself

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I’m a teacher. I’m so exhausted of giving so much to my students and so much less to my own small kids

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If someone in my house gets sick again, I’m going to crack! Stomach bug just hit... I can’t

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I want my kids to play with their toys, but I don’t want to play with them.

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I hate being the only one to clean up everyone’s messes around the house. Plus the dog!

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Sometimes I ask my mom to watch my son so I can watch Netflix uninterrupted

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