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A Request For Sympathy...

The weekend is being quite challenging so far.
The girls are each demanding a lot of attention. I am only one person and can be in only one place at a time. This results in a lot of competitive behaviour and fighting.
I have yelled much more than I have wanted to. And have gotten very little of the laundry and house cleaning done that was on the agenda.
I have to do laundry as Katie has no clean pajamas and Julie is almost out of pants. And the cat has decided to express his displeasure at the disruption by peeing somewhere in the guest room.
I woke up with my nose running like a leaky faucet. I told Katie "no" when she wanted to play the games on daddy's tablet and she told me I didn't love her and wanted her to leave the family. She sulked until Julie found the bamboo flute. Katie pulled out the recorders in self defence. And the resulting competative recorder duel has given me a crashing headache.
We will shortly be off to the grocery store where we hope to buy a lamb cake as there is no hope of baking one.
On the other hand dying eggs went very well yesterday. The girls had a lot of fun and the kitchen suffered very little damage.

Now, what I'm looking for here is "aw, poor baby." and "my kids do that, too."
I don't want to be told that my children are out-of-control monsters or a litany of all the things I am doing wrong raising them.
I've gotten that before and it just makesme cry. ANd my nose is running enough as it is.

And I really want them to fix the spell checker.



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Apr. 7th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
Been there. Done that. It was a slightly different dynamic, as I didn't have two girls...but the same basic sentiment.

Good luck finding the lamb cake! Hang in there, honey!
Apr. 7th, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
Poor you. Yes, we totally have that, where the kids get competitive in trying to wind each other up and succeed best in driving me round the bend. We're away on holiday at the moment and went to the Severn Valley Railway (a steam one) and A1 threw a massive strop because they had put faces on the engines in the engine shed ahead of their Thomas weekend. All because he feels he's outgrown Thomas. Good grief. Very unpleasant. They both enjoyed the swim we started the day with though.

I hope it passes soon.
Apr. 7th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
Caught mine trying to pour oatmeal in to the laser printer the other day, followed by crying inconsolably when evil mommy wouldn't let him drink shampoo. My utmost sympathy and a big hug and a bottle of tylenol.
Apr. 7th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)

Thanks for reminding me about the lamb cake. I didn't take Mom's lamb cake mold with me. I don't know if my sister wants it or not.
Apr. 7th, 2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I know kids sometimes just do kid things, no matter what parents do. I hope your weekend improves and that you find your lamb cake.
Apr. 7th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
Aw, Poor Baby!
Here's a whole bunch of hugs.
Apr. 7th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Being a single parent is always a challenge, and while you are home alone you are *definitely* a single parent. You have my utmost sympathies. *hug*
Apr. 7th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
Hang in there, kiddo! You are doing fine; it's a long hard road but they seem like great kids. You will get through this, and it will be all right.
Apr. 7th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
PS Whole Foods has very lovely lamb cakes, at least up here in the Cities...
Apr. 7th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
Based on my past experience living in households with kids...

Sounds like a quiet weekend to me
Apr. 7th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
You not only have my sympathy but my utmost respect!! You accomplish so much and I'm duly impressed. *hugs*
Apr. 8th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
Having not had kids, I can't do the "my kids do that too" bit, but I can give you an "Awww... I feel for you!" and assure you that, from the perspective of someone who doesn't have kids because I don't think I have nearly enough patience for that, your girls are decidedly not out-of-control monsters. They're bright, they're busy, and I'm quite sure they can be totally overwhelming when they're used to having two parents and are now faced with just one for the weekend.

Hang in there!!
Apr. 8th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
This is why I invented the 24-7.1 rule. Twenty four hours in a day, seven days in a week, one of me, deal. They sound incredibly normal and someday you will be able to embarrass them with these stories. Of course, this is what prompted Jess to come up with "if I don't remember it, it didn't happen"....oh blah dee, oh blah da, life goes on....
Apr. 8th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, being a single parent for the weekend means virtually no "me" time. At least until the kids are in bed. But that's when the laundry and basic (minimal) cleaning gets done. :(

Eventually (Real Soon Now!) they will be old enough to take them to a park or other play area, & turn them loose for a bit without worrying (as much) about what trouble they are getting into this time ;)
Apr. 9th, 2012 02:28 am (UTC)
I hate it when I feel I yell too much, too. Sometimes, it's just what happens, though, because my kiddos do that too!

Being the "on" parent while also not feeling well is a double whammy. Hope all goes smoothly today 'til Roper gets home.

May the application of Easter chocolate help! Big hugs, and sympathy.
Apr. 10th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
The kids sound perfectly normal which means that Mom needs a bit of Mom time before she tears out her hair. Wish I could send you a bit of a breather. Do you need a virtual hug? If you do, consider yourself huggged.
Apr. 11th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
Thanks, I needed that.

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