Thursday, February 28, 2013

A monkey on my back

My kids are growing faster and faster every day, and are needing me a bit less then they use too, but they still are needing a lots of me, making any sense here?

I always knew I was a introvert, but couldn't explain to others how I felt or how they could help me.

 To a extrovert,  introverts may look like hermits that lives in a cabin back in the wood and never wants to be around people. But it's so far from the truth, we love people and being around them, but we do not get re-energized by being in a social setting. We need our time alone, in quietness and with no little hands touching us.



See where I'm going with this, motherhood and introverts not always the best combo.

 My kids like to touch me, talk to be, be around me, ALL the time. I love my children, they are a blessing and my joy, but sometime I'm all touched out and want to run around the house saying "don't touch me, don't touch me, don't touch me" 

I have to admit sometime I eat my meals after they are in bed, just because I need to have some food in me and not having to fight with them from stealing it. They have also learned to leave me alone while I'm having a cup of coffee before I start school, they understand that mama needs her time alone so she can give more of herself to them.

My desire for them is to give them my best, but I can't do it if I'm drained all the time. How about you, did you ever wanted to hide yourself in the closet from your children?

"Yesterday I read these words, and if you are an introverts homeschooling mother, you will enjoy!"

Have a wonderful weekend

13 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS! I, too, am an introvert and can get overwhelmed by little hands all over me.

    Thank you for posting this. Its nice to know I'm not the only one.

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    1. That's the great thing about blogging, is knowing that you are not alone in your craziness :-)

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  2. Got a little giggle out of picturing you running around the house saying "Don't touch me!" Trust me, I can so identify with this!!

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    1. Isn't it funny how if you would say this type of things to an extrovert they would think the "don't touch me "part kinda crazy :-) Glad you understand the feeling!

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  3. I am an extreme extrovert, yet I have four little kids. I totally get what you're saying, and I oftentimes feed my kids in advance, just so I can eat in peace later on in the night. '

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    1. eating alone, isn't it marvelous!

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  4. YES! I've felt that too! And I prefer my coffee time alone in the morning before school too! Thanks for sharing Mama S! :)

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    1. the coffee time before you get your day going, it a time to re-energize before even the day start :-) (I do have to do it in the pm too)

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  5. Wow, I didn't think anyone else ever felt that way. I wonder if it has to do with other people doing us harm though, that we can't handle the touching all the time? I think it may be that in my case at least, and I'm asking the Lord to heal me from that because I don't want to push the little ones away.

    Blessings, Renee

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    1. In my case, prolong snuggling and touching just drained me, I need physical space from people (I call it my space bubble, if you are too much in my bubble i become restless).

      The girls are a bit clueless when it come to give me that space, well one of them is an introverts and she "gets" me :-) she too can handle too much stimulation.

      So the best way I can describe this is that I can get easily overstimulated with sounds, touch and motion....think of a house full of little.. ya!

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    2. Yeah, I understand that! Some babies are even like that, so it makes sense that us grown-ups can have that issue, too.

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  6. I am an extrovert, and I still know this feeling! I think everyone needs a little space every once in a while 😊

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    1. yes with little one, mama's space is sacred hehe :-)

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