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Fucking Stress

Posted by on May. 29, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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I haven't been around here long, so most of you don't know me well, so I'm going to explain a bit and this might get long so I apologize in advance.

First, I am not a yeller. I am generally calm, patient, and mellow. I am not easily frazzled. It takes a lot to make me really lose it. Today I lost it.

We are moving to South Africa. Our flight leaves in 3 days. I'm pretty sure my head will explode sometime between now and then.

I spent today cleaning up one disastrous mess after another as my kids (who are probably stressed as well) struggled through the day. Today was officially their last day of lessons this school year (we virtual schooled this year). They were completely off all day. It was very hard to keep everybody on task and my stress level is already well above it's normal threshold. On top of that, my 3 month old twins did not sleep last night (they freaking took turns being awake so that as soon as I got one back to sleep and set them down the other lost it's mind). They wouldn't sleep during the day today either. So the perfect storm was brewing.

My 6 year old for some unknown reason turned on the faucet in the bathroom in the back of the house with the drain plugged. By the time we found it, there was a lake in the bathroom. Deep breath, I can do this. Sucked up the water with the wet vac and used the steam cleaner to get the water out of the hall carpet. Deep breath, it is going to be fine it was an accident.

He then proceeded to spill milk into his laptop and all over the couch. Nevermind the fact that he is neither allowed to have milk in the living room or near his laptop. Eye twitching, deep breath we can deal with this. Clean the mess. Take the laptop to the computer guy, move on.

When we get home from dropping off the laptop, I start dinner. He offers to get everyone milk. I decline this offer for obvious reasons. He insists he is helping and proceeds to drop the gallon of milk on the floor in the kitchen with the cap off of course. "SERIOUSLY!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU TODAY!?!?!?!" The water works start immediately,he was just trying to help, I know that. I can't calm down. I ask him to leave the room, he's trying to clean up the mess and is simply making a bigger one. I tell him to leave the room. My three year old comes running around the corner slips in the milk and falls and hits his head. He tries to help his brother up before I can get over to him and proceeds to drop him on his face. "GET OUT NOW!!!!" I'm screaming like a crazy person. My 13 year old offered to help clean up the mess while my 11 year old escorted my 6 year old to his room and spent some time talking to him nicely. I tended to my 3 year old who has a bloody lip and a bump on the back of his head, but he is fine.

I feel terrible. I went in his room and talked with him after everything was cleaned up. I apologized and told him I was sorry. I explained why I'm stressed and he started crying and telling me he is nervous about our move. We travel often, but usually are away from home for no more than a week or two at the most. Poor kid, his mother is losing her marbles, but it just occurred to me while typing this that maybe that's what he needed. Maybe he needed to see me be human and lose my shit for once. I just want this whole move to be over and done with so we can go on with our normal lives.

I'm not sure what I'll get out of this post, but just typing it all out feels good, so now you've all seen my crazy, keep it under wraps please.

by on May. 29, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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Djinn83
by DYKEFIEND on May. 29, 2013 at 10:59 PM

 one of those days. Tomorrow will be better. (hopefully)

Firebolt
by Still Suspect on May. 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM

DH is home tonight, so tomorrow will be better because I am sleeping some tonight, no matter what.

Soulprncs2
by PrincessBroad on May. 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM
You have 6 kids? Where were the older ones? I would have left them in charge & hid in the bathroom. ;-)

Hope tomorrow is better & u get some sleep.
Firebolt
by Still Suspect on May. 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM

 Actually I have 9-- 3 months, 3 months, 3, 4, 6, 8, 8, 11, and 13 (all boys except one of the babies). My 17 year old niece is staying with us for the whole year (she graduated from high school last week) to help out and experience another country. She is coming tomorrow, YAY!!!! We are paying all her expenses so, she asked what she can do to help, I told her I wanted to go to the grocery store alone a couple times a month.

I am now holding a sleeping baby and the other is in the crib. I'm going to try to go to bed, *fingers crossed.*


Quoting Soulprncs2:

You have 6 kids? Where were the older ones? I would have left them in charge & hid in the bathroom. ;-)

Hope tomorrow is better & u get some sleep.


 

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by on May. 30, 2013 at 7:40 AM

hoooly crap that's a lot going on. the move alone would have me stressed, but those messes omg!

SASSYCJB
by sweet sassy molassey on May. 30, 2013 at 10:29 AM
You're a saint. I would have been a lot worse.
ThatSkinnyGirl
by HugeGreasyDump on May. 31, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Holy shit! You are a saint!! I would have lost it long before you did! You handled it really well and followed up with a good talk after. You're probably in South Africa by now anyway! Or at least on the way. It happens to the best of us.

Why South Africa??
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