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!