having a rough day

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Liahona, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    I'm just having a very rough time of it and need to vent. All the kids are requiring me to be a task driver to get them to do anything. They are running circles around me and I am so mad. Right now they are all in separate rooms while I'm in here with Cherub calming down.

    difficult child 1 normally does a lot of work around here. I'm picking up the difference with him being gone, but the other kids need to do their work without me directing them. Everything I ask them to do they can and have done independently before. difficult child 2 did great until the very last little bit of the morning routine. He only had a little bit left to do and he stopped!

    AGHHHHH! I think Buster, Cherub, Elsie and I are going to read stories.
  2. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    At least its no electronics today (because of bad behavior) so they will play hard outside, wear themselves out, and sleep well tonight.
  3. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Glad the weather is your friend today. Hugs DDD
  4. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Oh yes. The old-fashioned run-em-til-they-drop cure. And it works!
  5. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    It was hot today and no one wanted to go outside. They came right back in. I'll take them out after dinner. I just am not up to making them do after dinner work. It'll be easier to do dishes by myself today.
  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry I haven't been here much lately.
    I just don't know how you do it. Somewhere, there is a halo and a pair of wings waiting for you!
    I remember when my kids were about 4 and 9, and the only time I had to myself was in the bathroom. And that was only if I remembered to lock the door! Ack.
  7. Dixies_fire

    Dixies_fire Member

    I feel you girl! I've had those days! Never realize how much tk does till she's gone. She is a big help around the house for little things.
  8. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sometimes it is easier to just do it yourself. Hope things settle down soon!