Just another vent. So 2 days ago, when I had told Tink that we could not swim, by afternoon it became overcast but still warm. So when her friend asked if she could join her at the pool, I let her. I slathered her with sunblock (SPF50, UVA and UVB protectant) and she was only there a couple hours. She was not red when she came home but she was exhausted. So I told her that the next day (which was yesterday) she would definitely need a complete break from the sun. I knew I'd be in for it, so I tried to have things to keep her busy all day. Hot as it was, I turned on the oven and we baked a cake from scratch. As SOON as we finished she started to complain that she was bored again. She yelled at me when I tried to lay down and rest. It's like come on. Late afternoon we went to the store. I needed a new swimsuit so that when we do go swimming, I won't be popping out of the one I have. Then we went to 3 stores till we found a flowerbed, potting soil, and some impatiens. I told her that tomorrow (today) we'd plant in the morning, and if the weather cooperates, we'll swim. She was up at SEVEN AM ready to plant. If she'd slow down, it might last longer than 1/2 hour. By 7:30 she was bored again. We played her StarWars CD Rom for hours. We put makeup on eachother. I helped her "make clothes" for her stuffed animals. We played school. I tried calling her dad, but he's too busy catering to Princess Sparkle Fanny to spend any time with her. The SECOND I am not doing something with her, she throws a fit. "I'm bored, there's nothing to do, I wish we could go to Chuck E Cheese, I want to go to the store and buy posterboard, can we have McDonalds, when is C (her friend) coming home so we can play (C is avoiding her, I think, because Tink got bossy the other day). I can't keep up with this child's demands. Even if she is to play on the computer, she wants me there watching her. I've tried schedules. She refuses to follow. I've tried a timer (so many minutes for you and me to play, so many minutes for mom to have alone time) but my alone time is riddled with "MOOOOM your turn is taking SO LONG!" Like I want to listen to that. I want to velcro her to the wall and switch her off. Just for a little while. I overdid it yesterday by going to so many stores, and I am simply exhausted today. My head is throbbing. She does not understand how tired I get and that I need to rest. I don't think she is capable of getting it, now anyways. I want my mommy.