savagemama: When Mama Ain't Happy

There are days I feel exceptionally greedy. Today is one of those days.

I want and want and want for no other reason than I want. I want Eliza to take a nap. I want to eat three meals today and to not have a gnawing in my gut or the head-spinning anxiety that hunger brings. I want a long, hot bath without the dog scratching at the door. I want to sit and read something for longer than five drowsy minutes before I fall asleep at night. I want the bills to pay themselves.

I want a close relationship with my happy, well-adjusted child and I want it to be easier. [Read more]