Tuesday, July 28

signing up for the funny farm....


I'm usually quite controlled and measured, but this past week has been a killer.
The downside of having 3 girls in an 18 month age-difference range is what I'm experiencing right now. The testing of boundaries. TIMES THREE.
All of them questioning/arguing/challenging/disobeying.
This I can handle if one of them is having an 'off day'. But lately it's EVERY day. Rude, attention-seeking behaviour - which I am giving them the attention. In positive ways - but then one mucks up and it's a bloody mutiny - I spend so much time putting children in and out of naughty corners, bedrooms that I'm just run ragged.
I've had a tension headache for a week I can't get rid of. I'm seriously getting to the end of each day and thinking about drinking as a coping mechanism... and anyone who knows me - knows that's NOT me. Two cocktails tonight.  TWO.

I've got to stay consistent and not kill someone!! It's HARD.
So if I'm not around online-blog-otherwise - you know why.. I might either be at the funny farm or at the hospital.
PLEASE MAKE THIS PHASE GO AWAY!!
Positive attitude tomorrow.  It's got to get better!
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3 lovely comments:

greenfumb on July 28, 2009 at 9:56 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I remember those days and I didn't even have twins. I think winter makes it worse, too much time inside under each others feet. Do you have any neighbourhood teenagers who could give you a break for a nominal fee? My kids used to play with the little'uns across the road. They were happy to get $10 or so and it made a huge difference to the mental health of my friend.

Jaime on July 29, 2009 at 8:57 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I am so hearing you! Is twins sometimes more like 3 kids than two?

Bad weather, sickness, being stuck inside. All makes for crazy time. I hope you come out the other side quickly.

Emily on July 29, 2009 at 3:50 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

La la la! I can't hear you! Don't ruin the dream that it's meant to get easier the bigger they get LOL Ahh, looks like there are more fun times ahead :)

I hope they snap out of it soon, hugs to you in the mean time!


 

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