Monday, August 2, 2010

It's always the quiet ones you have to watch out for....

Just because they seem to have it all together. Right there is red flag #1.

I am burned out and it finally hit me today as I lay in bed not feeling well and the dinner hour approaching that this is it. I am it. There is no one else. I have no back up. No one else to yell,
" You better listen to your mother!" And I am scared, overwhelmed, and sad. Yep, I am sad. I pull myself off the bed, plaster a smile on my face and go make dinner. We then head to the pool for family swim so I can get an hour of peace and quiet. Other than that they are in my face, on my lap, pulling on me, begging for my constant attention. Can I blame them? No. And I know I have lots of friends and family that would love to swoop in and help, but here is my delima....besides the fact that I don't know how to spell dilemma .....I have to accept that this is the way life is. My children need to learn to listen to me without back up. This is something we need to work through, to find something that will work. I am just at my wits end trying to figure it out. They were terrible today. No one would listen to me. My throat is sore from talking so much, repeating myself over and over only to be ignored!! I am just so frustrated. I hope that tomorrow is a better day or I am just gonna lock them all in their rooms. I got nuthin left.


  1. Make sure you board up the windows too so they can't get out that way!

  2. I've recently discovered bribery, and it has DEFINITELY helped in curbing some of the nasty behaviors I've had going on...LIKE HITTING ME SEVERAL TIMES A DAY! NOT OKAY!

    Also, let people come watch kids (like me! I volunteer, and I KNOW what I'm getting into! :) so you can get breaks. Even 1-2 hours every few days to do your thing will help you feel like you can go back and keep doing it!