Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Uggg!

I wish I was one of those moms that said things like "it was a challenging evening" and truly believe just that. I really do. I think that I had a period of time when maybe that was me but it sure isn't me right now. Now when I say "it was a challenging evening" what I am thinking is that it was sheer luck that my demon children lived to see their daddy tonight! They (we) are having a tough time transitioning back from vacation. We had many wonderful moments over the last few weeks where my lovely darlings loved each other. Really! They were seeking each other out, playing games of their own making, playing with kind words, and best of all treating each other with understanding and patience. Just two days back to the grind and they are the same intolerable beasties that I wanted to toss out of the house 2 weeks ago (can you do that with 3 and 6 year olds?). I actually thought just before the break that they need a vacation! Well they had a freaking vacation and all it did was tease me into thinking that we may be turning a corner of decency then tear away my new found hope. They have resorted back to shrill screaming, hitting, pushing, yelling, and ignoring, contrary little beasts! Ugggg! I can't stand nights like tonight when I actually look at my children and hope that they just don't become serial killers because all hope is gone of guiding them toward being positive members of society! For your entertainment, a few snippets of conversation from the last 24 hours. I can’t give you too much because so much of it was unrecognizable child shriek. Mom: Ooo! You smell so good. You smell like fresh tubby and strawberry toothpaste! Kiera: sniff, sniff You smell like yucky! You a yucky mommy. Mom: I’m pretty surprised that you don’t want to go swimming buddy. Ben: I want to make you sad. Mom: just after putting Kiera down COUGH COUGH COUGH! Kiera: Is that you mom? Mom: Yes honey but I’m OK. Just a cough. Kiera: You OK? OK then, you need to stop doin that cause it’s keepin me up from sleepin and I tryin to sleep.
Look sweet enough don't they?
Don't be fooled they are partners in my mental undoing!

5 comments:

Ellen said...

OMG! Were our kids separated at birth? Mine have been driving me similarly nuts. They fight like crazy. Then Sabrina says things to Max like "I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE!!!" Then Max pulls Sabrina hair. And on and on. Thankfully, my husband is amazingly calm at all times and helps calm them down.

Sarah said...

Ahh. . . Motherhood. Have a glass of wine!

Melanie said...

HA HA HA isn't motherhood everything its cracked up to be!!! Enjoy it only gets "better" as they get older!!!

Allison said...

Oh my dear! My children are doing the exact same thing! They can not speak to one another without screaming or crying! I am so frustrated. It reminds me of my sis and I when we were teenagers fighting over clothes, not 3 year olds. Hang in there. We will get through this too!

Sam said...

woweee..this is what i have to look forward to whenever i have kids...whew...but i still cant wait to see them!