Friday, July 20, 2012

Mommy's Ramblings

I am having one of those days where nothing seems to be going the right way. I can't say the right thing.  I can't do the right thing.  My kids won't listen to me.  I woke with my head hurting a little bit.  If I could crawl in a hole and let the day pass me by I would.  It's just one of those days.  The kids should be bulldozing their rooms but instead they are making the big messes even bigger and then they get angry with me when I try to help them with the clean up.  They don't want to clean but don't want to be stuck here all day either.  And that is exactly what I told them would happen if they did not do what I asked them to do.  

Sometimes I feel as if they want to see how close to the edge of insanity they can push me.  Most days I am hanging on by a thread.  I can admit that.  They can be so sweet but they can also make life miserable.  I know all children are like this and that they will grow up and be gone one day but while I am in the middle of living it, it is hard.  I knew it would be hard but most days it is harder than it should be.  More than once, I have fallen asleep almost mid sentence once Tim gets home I am so worn out from the day.  They take and demand all I have to give.  And then some.

For the most part they get along with one another.  That doesn't always mean good things though.  That means messes.  Messes they are stubborn about cleaning and then do a half way job when asked to clean.  That just means more work in the long run - for me and Tim.

It's the days they fight and squabble nearly non stop that have made me feel like such a nut.  I feel like I am losing my mind.  The yelling, loud voices, crying and yes, sometimes gnashing of the teeth.  And then I start yelling.  :/  It's the only way I can be heard over all the noise.  I feel like a referee without a loud enough voice and without a whistle.  And I can't whistle...

Some changes are going to have to take place here.  I want to make it out of summer break alive.

I am asking for nice suggestions - please....Or words of encouragement. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Man's BFF

I mean, really?!

My husband and my fur baby.  She apparently did not want to get wet...

Summer Fun?

What are some ideas for some cheap (or preferably free) summer activities for kids that you enjoy?