Woke up in a piss poor mood...how do you usually put your moods aside for your kids?
I normally just bite my lip and not say anything. It's not my kids fault I'm in a bad mood, but this morning I feel especially irritated. My DH got up with SD, he's getting ready for work while she gets ready for school. So even though he's up and awake SD (who is 9) has to come into my bedroom to ask me EVERYTHING. Her little sisters woke up, they are 3, 2, and 1. She came in to ask if they're allowed out of room. Gee...I'm not usually in the habit of keeping them locked in their room after they wake up, but maybe I'll change things up today? Then my 3 year old couldn't unzip her pajamas fast enough and peed in them, so my 9 year old comes in and says "Meghan peed all over herself." I told her I'd be right there and she says "I don't know where to find her underwear." SD has been helping me with laundry for ages, she has helped me get her sisters dressed, too...how is it she can't open drawers on ONE dresser and find underwear???? So I told her again I'd be there in just a minute and she goes "But I don't know what to do." I told her not to worry about it, that I'd be there as I'm getting out of bed and putting on my glasses. Then NO one seems to understand we have a pantry and that's where we keep all our breakfast stuff...cereal, oatmeal, cream of wheat, pop tarts. So surprise surprise my SD can't find anything to eat for breakfast. Does she ask my husband? Nope! I'm cleaning up my three year old and she comes in to say "There's nothing to eat..."
REALLY???? I just went shopping! So she goes and stares in the pantry some more and declares she won't eat any of that because none of it sounds good. Sorry! I don't have time to cook so eat some cereal. This starts a whole different war.
DH and SD just left, he takes her to school before work, so here I am still just irritated. I'm trying to just let it go like I normally do when we don't have a smooth morning, but my normal tactics aren't working. I think I'll just go jump into cleaning. How do you usually get out of a bad mood? Would you have been irritated too if your kids had ignored dad and had to ask you everything? He's a very competent father...I don't get why SD bypasses him and has to seek me out (even when I'm in the shower) to ask a question!