Thursday, August 5, 2010

Yes, This Post is Cranky

I have infinite patience during the day. I am loving and supportive and I hardly ever yell or get angry. Bedtime is a whole 'nother story.

By the end of the day, I can understand my kids being cranky and tired. I am too. Which is why I just want them to brush their teeth, go to the bathroom, take a shower and go to bed. It would be so much better for all of us if we just accepted our fate. But we don't.

They insist on resisting my efforts, I insist on them getting in the G.D. shower and everything goes downhill from there. All of this is exacerbated when I am on my own and have deferred my dinner until after they are asleep.

Last night was a disaster. Highlights include:
  • LP yelling that she is "very, very upset."
  • AK crying when I yell at her for wiping half a jar of Vick's vaporub on her chest and neck
  • LP howling that her one, single, tiny, mosquito bite hurts
  • My dinner of cheezits and apple sauce to the sweet sounds of screaming children from upstairs
  • LP questioning me when I crawl out of her bed at 10 to turn off the TV downstairs and put on my PJs
  • The Hoos getting home about 20 seconds after I turn off the TV
  • Going to bed incredibly cranky AND with unbrushed teeth and an unwashed face
  • Getting woken up in the middle of the night by LP for who knows what reason
  • Sleeping for what I swear was a total of two hours, despite my total exhaustion

Tonight will be the night I go to bed early. Too bad we are going to a Bluefish game and our routine will be shot before we even get started...

Yes, this post is cranky. Like me.


Anonymous said...

Payback time! Only kidding! There are days and nights like this!GG

A's Mom said...

All of this is my life as well. Motherhood is sooo much fun. :)