Friday, November 09, 2007

Just One of Those Days....*sigh*

Can I take a vacation day? From my kids?

Today isn't a good day so far. And it's only just past noon.

To begin, I didn't get up at the (ass) crack of dawn to run. That puts a cloud over my head to begin with, knowing I have to somehow squeeze a workout in at home with the 3 boyz.

Eldest got on the bus at 7:45.

At 8:28, Middle, Baby and I were in the car. Headed to Sis's to drop off Baby. Got Middle to preschool at 8:50.

Headed down the hall to Eldest's classroom to help at "Center Time."

Hubby came in to the classroom at 10 so we could have our parent-teacher conference. (It went totally fine.)

Headed out at 10:11 to pick up Baby from Sis's.

Drove to Super Wal-Mart. Baby screamed because he didn't want to ride in the cart and I had to physically SHOVE him down so I could buckle him in. Fun times. And then (of course!), Wal-Mart had NO portobello mushrooms. So I bought diapers, bubble bath....and other crap that ended up being $56.

Drove home to the Trenches to meet Eldest as he got off the bus at 11:20.

Eldest immediately threw a crying tantrum because he was hungry and didn't want to get in the car. And he wanted McD's for lunch. To which the answer was no.

Got Eldest and Baby in the car, to drive BACK to school to pick up Middle at 11:30.

Middle immediately threw a crying tantrum because he was hungry and didn't want to get in the car. And he wanted McD's for lunch. To which the answer was no.

Drove home to the Trenches.

Upon entry, all 3 boyz were talking/whining/crying/screaming. At once. Mommy reaches her breaking point. Screams to all 3 to SHUT UP (not proud of this fact) and sends each one up to their bedrooms.

Then Mommy cries. Feeling guilty because I'm only home a few more weeks with them. And I don't want it to be like this.

10 comments:

Deb said...

Hmm... are you yelling and crying, because you don't want it to be like this for the last few weeks? Or are you yelling and crying, because it's your last few weeks? That's a rhetorical question. I know the answer... just making sure you do, my dear.

You had a rough day. Heading off to work doesn't mean you won't ever see them again, and I guarantee THIS won't be the day they remember in ten years. Much less tomorrow. Go easier on yourself.

Kelly said...

I hate those moments. But one thing I've learned with all my mistakes: they are so much more forgiving with us than we are with ourselves. Just tell yourself: tomorrow will be better.

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

I have been there too. I work full-time right now, and I hate wasting the little time I have with my kids on the weekends being angry, etc. But sometimes they piss me off and there isn't much I can do. Eventually the day will improve--hope you're feeling better soon!

carrie said...

I agree, kids are very resilient and forget and forgive very easily. We've all been there. I think the realization that you know you don't want to be like that, goes a long way when you wake up and face a new day. Try, try, try again. It's all we can do.

Sarah said...

I shouted "Can't you just leave me alone!" today. Later when I apologized he said, "It's okay mommy, we all have bad days and I still love you."

This mommy thing is hard...we all screw it up sometimes....but our kids still love us and tomorrow is another day. Hang in there.

Feener said...

ohhh i had a day like that today. i think i used the fbomb before i said shut up, which of course made me feel like the worse mom in the world....guilt !! feeling like i am ruining them !!! you are a rocking mom and days like this happen. no guilt.

Angry Julie said...

Ugh......I've had days like that and I only have one boy!!

*Smiling*

Very thankful for my IUD!

Lynn said...

I have days like this, too (a lot of them lately). I don't have any sage advice for you except:
Starbucks makes everything better.
Seriously. You should try it.

Amanda said...

Oh sweets, so sorry. The things they don't warn us about. Hang in there and forgive yourself.

Amy said...

I hate these days. They make me want to go to bed and sleep for a week. I'm sorry!! ((hugs))

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