Oh my gosh I have not had a day like this in a long time.  I hope that who ever reads this will not judge me. PLEASE. I have been so short tempered, so you know threir was a lot of yelling. The kids are not listing to a word that I am saying to them.  Every time I told them not to do something they turned right around and did it.  This afternoon was o.k. but when I was getting my husbands dinner ready they went to the basement like they always do and play. Today they somehow got in a cabinet and got the paint and spilled it all over the floor and on them. That was not what I was upset about, they just was not allowed down there for the rest of the day.  I wanted to go on the porch to clear my head and cool down, right before I went outside I told them not to go downstairs and to give me a few minutes and I would be right back.  They all three went downstairs and went right into the spilled paint and it was all over them. Right now they are in their rooms. I feel like I've been a bully all day to them. Don't do this, don't touch that, stop that, warning after warning. I am with my children 24-7 with no breaks. I can't because my husband is never home and when he is he is sleeping. All not his fault. I feel like such a bad mom today and feel like scum!!!!!!!!!!  I feel like all that comes out of my mouth is negative and me nagging them. I don't want to be like that to them.  We really don't have nice toys for them to play with because they just destroy them. I feel like I raised them wrong and not to be respectful. I guess I should be grateful that not everyday is like this. But what do you do when your day is not even half way through and it just keeps getting worse?

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 6:10 PM AAHH, I know how you feel.  My DH works all the time so I never get breaks either.  I can get short tempered a lot too. We try to be perfect moms but we have to realize that we are only human.  We have fuses that can burn out too.  I'm sure you are doing an amazing job taking care of your kids so don't even say that you've raised them wrong.  They are kids and kids will be kids.  Just take a deep breath, tomorrow is another day!! You will wake up tomorrow and laugh about how wound up you were today.  You are a good mother, we all know what you are going through and you aren't alone!!!

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 6:14 PM I know how you feel, I have been like that today too. Kids not listening, I am sick, hubby is working, they have been destructive and disrespectful. I dont know if its the heat that is getting to them but Its exhausting. Yesterday was a great day and today is the total opposite. I have felt like " mommy Hitler" all day. I hope tomorrow is better for you.

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Jun. 4, 2008 at 12:16 AM

I have those days, too. Things usually calm down when either the older one scrams or the little one goes to sleep for a nap. And every once in a while both of those happen and I can calm down. I have actually had days so topsy turvy that I couldn't remember singing a single nursery rhyme to my daughter or playing "Where's Shelby?". I don't get breaks either. Ryan is always gone. Sometimes for up to 14 hours of the day. I tell myself that in several years I will miss this time with the kids so much that I will want to run out and adopt!!!! Even my craziest days are great memories. I just try my best to make childhood memories good for my kids.  Toys around here can be paper towel rolls. We have lots of fun with silly things. And who cares if the cardboard rolls tear up? Don't sweat not having nice toys. I actually refuse to spend lots of money on toys. When my kids are older then we can splurge like that. Toys tear up too easy these days and the lead poisoning threat is rediculous! There were thousands upon thousands of toys recalled last year from very reputable toy manufacturers.

I hope tomorrow is much better. I bet your children are very sorry they drove you nuts today. I don't think it is really blatant disrespect, but maybe they trust that you won't really kill them if they get destructive. My son broke his bed and it was a funny kind of moment when he realized that I would spank him. He thought I would just mend it and move on.

My prayers are with you and here's a big hug!!!!


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