Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sometimes Having Children is Like Being Pecked to Death By Ducks

Warning!!! Warning!!!
Severe Whining and Venting Ahead!!

I swear, I am so sick and tired of my children bickering that I'm ready to snatch out their vocal chords and wrap them around their heads! I'm tired of them turning everything into a competition, I'm tired of them asking me questions, I'm tired of them wrestling and then getting mad when the other one takes it too far. I'm tired of trying to do something in the livingroom (like sit for five minutes and gather a thought or two) and have them come in and sit down. And then say, "I just want to BE WITH YOU." What in the world? I don't EVER remember just going into where my mom was and sitting down and staring off into space. I was too busy
P-L-A-Y-I-N-G.

*gasp*
NO!
Playing?
What's THAT?
You mean, entertaining.......YOURSELF? Like...with....toys....and stuff?
No WAY!

I thought I would be one of those Mom's that had all kinds of summer activities like pressing flowers and making paper mache' lampshades and stuff. But, apparently, I'm NOT because I don't. And then I feel guilty. But then I realize that if I started an activity like that, before I knew it, I'd be refereeing a fight over who had the most glue or something like that.

I think I'm going to lose my mind.

2 comments:

Flea said...

There are 3 times of year we feel like this as moms.
1. End of summer - they need to start school because they're driving us CRAZY!
2. End of December, when they know Christmas is coming and they're driving us CRAZY!
3. End of school year, when they know summer's coming, and they're DRIVING US CRAZY!!!
Okay, I amend number 2. The whole MONTH of December is like this.

Solution? Take a vacation! Go to the Gilcrease. Drive to Keystone. Get out of the house.

Hmmm ... maybe I should take my own advice. Mine are driving me nuts too.

Alison said...

Oh girl I feel your pain..just add two more kids to the mix.. wonder why I'm a little wacko??