My children are driving me crazy!

  1. Not that I have very far to go. But they are truly making me crazy.
    There daddy is at work today. And they are being whiny and difficult. They are 5y.o, 3y.o, and 10 mo. old. All girls. We have played dress up, went to Mimi's house, got in the swimming pool, watched "Ice Age" and they still won't let me have a moments peace.

    Now I refer back to the thread about closing the BR door. I can't even pee in peace. So now they are in their rooms - playing quietly for the moment. I told them that mommy needed 5 minutes to herself or she was going to pull all of her hair out. We will see how long it last. But then again if they get too quiet I will worry because I'm sure they will be doing some that they are suppose to be doing. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - the joys of parenthood.

    Usually the girls aren't very demanding. But today they are killin me.

    thanks for letting me vent.

    IS IT BEDTIME YET?
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  3. by   kjseam
    Oh I feel your pain. Hubby is at work today and I have my kids who are 4 and 2 and I swear their favorite game to play is Lets Try Mommy's Patience. I wonder if they are making bets on who can send me to the looney bin first lol.
  4. by   phn92
    I remember when my kids were small and feeling like I would go nuts! Got this from a friend and thought it would be good for a laugh! Enjoy!! :chuckle

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  5. by   kids
    I have that *job description* posted on the frig...and saved on my hard drive when it gets too battered to be readable I print a new one.
  6. by   karenG
    I knew someone had written my job description somewhere!! thanks........I am going to print it out and stick it on the fridge.

    thankfully mine are now 16 and 11. they just seem to think I am a source of money!! but that depends on chores being done, and I fine them if they dont keep their rooms tidy and make their beds...........guess who owes me money!!

    Karen
  7. by   sphinx
    I remember very well when mine were little.....ugh, makes me tired just thinking about it. But now that they are older (11 and 14) there are new challenges. Esp the 14 yr old. Can we please skip the teen years?
  8. by   kids
    I babysit my grandson (5 mo) 3 times a week, 2 evenings and all day Saturday.

    I have NO CLUE how I managed to juggle my 3 (born within 5 years) when they were little. Shoot, I worked full time, went to school full time and was a single Mom from the time the youngest was 2. Here I am an "old pro" and I can not even manage to load the dishwasher when I have him.

    My hat is definately off to those of you working or going to school or even staying at home with small children, I don't know how I did it but I know I couldn't do it again!
    Last edit by kids on Oct 6, '04
  9. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Funny.....when my 2 were young and in mischief, I thought I would never see them grow into teenagers and how grand that would be, cause they would be able to fend for thems selves so to speak.....now they are 15 and 17 and trying to kill each other and irritate the bejeebus out of each other and all I can say is.....Oh how I wish they were small again!!!!!!

    There is no middle ground in parenting....no happy medium.....just complete and total chaos!!
  10. by   night owl
    Untamed, I will agree with you there 110%! Mine are now 14 and 17 and sometimes I wished they were 3 and 1 again. Killing each other??? Sometimes I wish they would! Did I say that? Only kidding of course, but my God, the other night just as I was about to leave for work they decided to have a fight over the computer. The 17 y/o decides to throw a small photo albumn at my 14 y/o. She tried to catch it and somehow it broke her finger! I was going to kill him literally! But that wouldn't have been the right thing to do. Needless to say his driving privleges have been suspended for two weeks and he has to do her dishes HAhahahahahahahahahahaha! It's killin' him. Plus he has to pay for the Dr's bill and that's really killin him. Saved me the trouble.
  11. by   kids
    It does get better Night Owl.

    Now that my 3 are 18.5, almost 20 (boys) and almost 23 (girl) I will confess...I used to have to break up fist fights. I mean black eyes and bloody noses.
    The girl was just as bad as the boys. The older boy insisted that his sister didn't count as hitting a girl, when he was around 16 he realized it did. The boys stopped trying to kill each other about 3 years ago, before that well...just imagine 400# of boys going at it in the middle of the living room.
    I was the next-best thing to an only child...13 years between me and the next oldest. Ihad no clue about siblings fighting. I used to sit & cry because they hated each other so much, until my Aunt who raised 7 kids assured me it was normal and they out grow it.

    Every age brings new challenges when it comes to kids. Mine are now in that grown and almost independant stage. I really was/am a very protective Mom, they weren't sheltered by any stretch but we share a good open relationship and I was able to convince/manipulate/threaten them into making good decisions...it is hard to lose that *right*.
  12. by   Angella Walker
    Since I have had kids, I think of time differently.

    It is either

    The kids will be up in about an hour or 1 more hour til bedtime :hatparty:

    This definitely isn't the majority of the time, but there are those days.
    Last edit by Angella Walker on Jun 2, '03

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