IT’S not uncommon to hear parents happily gush over their kids, but this mom has other thoughts.
She claimed that her son has taken over her life to the point where he has destroyed her marriage to his father.
Taking to Reddit, a mom who wanted to remain anonymous ranted about her young son.
“I’m just wondering if anyone else feels like they no longer have a life of their own when they have a toddler,” she began.
“24/7, I am at my son’s mercy without reprieve. I’m a stay-at-home parent. Ended my career when I had my son 3 years ago because daycares scare me.
“My husband has a pretty demanding career but does all that he can when he’s home.
“We don’t really have a relationship anymore outside of parenting,” she admitted.
“He feels similarly like our toddler dictates everything. A meal, a conversation, a moment, cannot exist without our child screaming, whining, shoving a toy in our faces, crawling all over us, etc.
“We barely speak anymore unless it’s about him, because of how demanding he is.
“He doesn’t play independently at all and needs constant entertainment.
She continued to describe that she gave up her hobbies “or anything I enjoy for him. I simply cannot do them with him around.
“I used to paint, but if I even think about getting out any supplies, he’s all into them, getting paint everywhere.
“If I try to watch tv, he screams at me for not playing with him or screams for me to put on Spongebob.
“All day, 100 percent of the time, is about him.
“Which I know… I chose to have a child… it’s not about me anymore, but I feel I have no more sense of identity or self because I give myself completely to my child.
“I can’t stay up at night and give myself alone time either, because my son somehow always hears me, and still wakes up five times a night screaming for me.”
She finished her post by admitting that she knows this behavior is not normal but sadly, she has no idea what else to do.
This Reddit mom is not the only one who feels this way about her son and motherhood, as other moms have admitted to being way over their way.
According to the NHS, more than one in ten women in the UK struggle with postnatal depression and can feel disconnected from their newborns.
Baby regrets can cause relationships to crumble and, for some working moms, a baby could result in them being passed over for promotion.