Friday, August 17, 2007

Do you ever feel like this?

This morning I was ready to strangle my kids. Baby girl decided it was ok to hit her brother when I wasn't looking. When I asked her what she was thinking, she said "I hit him and then said you can't be mad"

Then Baby boy took (luckily washable) marker and wrote on my leather furniture. I walked in as he was deliberately doing this.

I was so angry at both of them. It was all I could do not to go off the deep end. It wasn't just these two things, it was stuff like this all morning.

I took a min to calm down. I called a friend and asked them if it was ok to whack my kids and she said no. I told her thanks for calming me down and she said that's what friends are for. Its really nice to have friends for sanity checks. She has days like this as well an we lean on each other.

Now the kids have calmed down. Baby girl is working on a 50 piece puzzle. She is surprisingly good at it. I would have thought it would be too hard for her but she is doing it all on her own. Baby boy is being very sweet. I feel much calmer. We are all being love bugs.

I am off to my pre opt appointment and the same friend referenced above is taking the kids, so break time for me :)


Taylor said...

Been there, done that!

One of my best friend's is the Magic Eraser regarding coloring on furniture.

And one of Jasmine's favorite phrases, 'I said sorry, mommy!' boastfully as if she needs praise for hitting her brother and saying sorry immediately.

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

You are perfectly normal. Today I thought my sister was going to choke her kids!!! lol She can't wait for school to start on monday. We all have days like this and it feels good to hear someone else doesn't always like their kids although we know we always love them. We are all HUMAN!!!