Is there ever a day you just want to swap difficult child's?

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by StressedM0mma, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    Some days I just want to trade difficult child's just for a few days. I would love to deal with something "different" than the everymorning school battle. She was up early today, and we are upstairs self sabotaging as I type. WHY??? Sometimes I just want to say I will trade you.
  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    There have been many days I would take you up on that offer:)
  3. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    If you lived a little closer...
  4. HaoZi

    HaoZi CD Hall of Fame

    There are times...
  5. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Oh there are many days I would trade my difficult child - for something nice, a raging pitbull with rabies...

    I don't think I could handle another difficult child!
  6. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I'm with DF.

    Actually I read the thread title wrong when I first saw it... I thought it said "SLAP" not "SWAP"... I was all for that!!! LOL
  7. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    I'm with DF and Step.

    I have strategies for the regular difficult child koi that I have to deal with. A different difficult child would mean that I'd have to go through another learning curve. My little brain just can't take that -- it would overheat!
  8. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    And if I did have a raging pitbull with rabies (instead of difficult child) for a day?

    I'd be taken seriously if I called for help....

    There wouldn't be a months-long delay waiting for insurance and/or doctor approval...

    I would NOT hear that the problem could be cured with more hugs, positive attention or quality time....

    No one would be drawing up any "Behavior Charts"...

    And I would not be subject to the suspicion that I must have caused the whole problem.
  9. Jody

    Jody Active Member

    StressesM0mma, Nice thought but no way. lol, I couldnt do it, seriously I couldnt handle anyone elses difficult child. I couldnt put myself in a situation that I might lose it on someone elses kid. gosh that sounds terrible after I read it, but true. oh my. Can't wait till she goes off to college.
  10. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    Hahaha. I have thought of slapped as well. And, since I have fostered many a dog, I have had some non rabid dogs. As a matter of fact, I just had to break up a mini fight that my brand new foster stirred up. She seems to think that this is her house. Too bad my own guys told her differently.
  11. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    I'm with the others...
    Having spent a dozen years figuring out my current difficult child... I don't think I have another 12 years to figure out yours...

    And yes, DF... ironic, isn't it. Generally easier to get help for a problem dog than for a problem kid.
  12. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Not long term but I have taken on other people's difficult child's and when I did day care I had several difficult child's for 8 to ten hour days. And then often took them for overnights. I love my kid so wouldn't trade, but I tend to have way way way more patience for other people's kids, even if a difficult child.

    I have never had to help raise a child using drugs though. That would probably be out of my element and I may be too gullible for that job.
  13. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Hmmm... Buddy? Maybe you and I should look into that for our retirement jobs. Respite care for the developmentally challenged (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Downs, etc.) - kids who are physically "able" but a real handful. Not foster or full-time, but... respite. Two days here, a week somewhere else.
  14. buddy

    buddy New Member

    I grew up with my family doing that. We had some great kids...from babies to older kids. One baby was amazing. Had barely any arms/hands could only eat liquid from a spoon, not sure he could hear or see but always smiled. His family was from another country and wanted him to be left to die but with social supports they ended up loving him dearly instead of following customs and we became friends with them. An amazing lesson we learned through them! I'd love to do that.