Monday, April 10, 2006

Venting!


I'm about to go CRAZY! Today almost did me in! As you know if you keep up with my other blog, "The Hatcher Hookup", Andy has been sick since friday morning. He is normally a wonderful, content little boy that plays and hardly ever fusses! Well, this "little man" is about to drive me nuts. (believe me, I wasn't too far from it to begin with) He's not sleeping, he's not taking his bottles, he wants to be held constantly, he won't play with his toys, etc... Enough already!!!
The girls are usually a big help to me. They help play with Andy while I get myself ready in the morning. They are pretty good about helping me clean up when they are asked. But lately, they've decided to turn on me too!
Peyton is going through some stage where she thinks that her ideas are better than mine. So, when I ask her to do something, instead of saying, "Yes maam", she says, "But....mom...I....". (sound familiar?) Oh, and when she doesn't like what I ask her to do she crinkles up her face like she is about to start crying, and stomps her foot. Now, most of you that know me know that this behavior does not fly with me! The first time I witnessed the "face crinkle" and the "stomp" I said to myself, "Oh, I'm nipping this one in the bud right now!" I've made it my mission this weekend to break her of this habit, and quick!
Emily, my soon-to-be four year old is the queen of "whine"! She's got it down to a fine art! Sometimes I try to cut her a little slack, seeing as her sister is usually behind a lot of the aggravation. But, lately every little thing sets her off! I don't know if it is just because I'm tired and my nerves are shot or what, but she is a major factor in my "going off the deep end"!
I've decided to use this blog entry to VENT! Don't get me wrong, I love my children and I don't know who I would be without them, but after weekends like this one I need a break! The combination of the "sick kid", the "no-it-all kid", and the "whiner" is leaving me with no other choice but to try out the "Stress reduction kit" at the top of this blog. I'll let you know if it works!

4 comments:

Michelle said...

It's so funny how similar our children are in their respective birth orders. Hannah is my "role the eyes" child, who has to argue with everything that we say. And Noah is my whiner, who always questions why he doesn't get something if someone else does. I do like your stress reduction kit, I should get one for my wall in my room. Hannah has been pushing me over the edge lately. She has just gotten to an age where she thinks she can just do whatever she wants, when she wants, and to heck with what mom says. At times I find that I am having to hold myself back from going over and strangling her because she is just so hard headed. Wow, it sounds as though I'm venting now!! :) Well I will definitely be praying for you, I know what it's like.

Heather said...

Okay, here's a suggestion. Maybe a little late, but better late than never. When Jimmy gets home from work, hand him the baby and tell him you'll be back in two hours. Then leave and go wherever you want to and enjoy being free for a little while. And don't think about the kids at all. Last time I did that, I felt so relaxed when I got home that I didn't mind the insanity. And then Jimmy will almost have an idea about how you feel.

Caci said...

Lissa, I know exactly how you feel! Let me know how the stress reduction kit works!

Wonderful Windy said...

I am so glad that I am not the only one that gets to the point where I feel like going crazy. I think all kids must be on the same mission of testing us for all we are worth.