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Please tell me I'm not the only one having a shit day.

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RachieS1986 Wed 17-Jun-15 17:28:13

Having the shitiest day. On maternity leave. Ds1 is 3 and ds2 is 4 months. The living room looks like a bomb has hit it with every toy dvd and building block scattered and refusal to even pick a single thing up. ds1 is now out the back against my wishes playing in the sandpit in his pyjamas which he insisted on putting back on 2 hours after getting dressed. He was suddenly able to do this himself after screaming every morning he can't dress himself because he's too little. Tried making rice krispey buns with him too which ended up me doing all the work as again he insisted he's too little and then got distracted with anything and everything else. All this whilst ds2 screams with sore teething gums and tiredness because he only ever sleeps 20-30 mins at at a time.

Now there is sand being fired through the back door.

Is it too early for wine?

PacificDogwood Wed 17-Jun-15 17:33:19

It's the perfect time for wine.

On my phone, so cannot link, but do a search for my NN and 'reality of motherhood' and you'll find a thread in AIBU (of all places!) that will make you feel better.

It. Does. Get. Better wine

Sparklingbrook Wed 17-Jun-15 17:34:12

Ooh that sounds like my life about 13 years ago. wine

I can trade you a 13 year old and a nearly 16 year old if you like. DS2 has had some work done at the Orthodontist today and can't eat, talk or swallow normally. Mega whinging.

DS1 has been totally unreasonable all day and we are only communicating by text now even though he's only upstairs.

wine wine wine

PacificDogwood Wed 17-Jun-15 17:36:33

Sparkling, you're not really helping my 'it does get better point'!grin

TantrumsAndBalloons Wed 17-Jun-15 17:42:35

It's gets better in some ways and more bizarre in others grin

Sparklingbrook Wed 17-Jun-15 17:45:23

Ooh sorry no I am not am I PD? Sorry Rachie. BUT the big advantage now is i can go out and leave them here to their whinging and unreasonableness and sit in Costa for a bit, alone.


RachieS1986 Wed 17-Jun-15 17:50:32

I'll gladly swap for a while sparkling with the thought of heading to costa.

He has now stomped off upstairs to his room because I won't let him put on the third pair of pyjamas today out of the wash basket.

I wouldn't mind but I seem to be going round in circles everyday only with different arguments.

When did a 3 year old start running rings round me.

Will definitely look up that thread.

bruffin Wed 17-Jun-15 17:50:55

DS 19 girlfriend diagnosed with a blood clot on the lung so they have to cancel their holiday next week and ds still has 2 A levels to go, so does not need the worry.

DD 17 ordered a book from wordery and it turned up in German so she is not happy (minor I know) but everything is a drama at the moment and they changed her orthodontic appointment to the week she is doing work experience, long appointment as they are finally taking the brace off, no alternative until September shock

and found out this morning that a lovely old gent from the badminton club has died sad

bippityboppitypoo Wed 17-Jun-15 18:02:50

You're not the only one. I feel like running away and hiding for a year or so just to recover from a day from hell with my 3. I just give up

Anotheronesoon Wed 17-Jun-15 18:11:32

I feel for you and have been there many a time with my one year old and two year old. Today has mainly been managed by the app licketyspit which my eldest loves and helps us tidy up as we go and get dressed ( it's a timer thing for kids) might be of use. But yes. They are exhausting and some days are hell but I bet when you look at them sleeping tonight your heart will melt and it will all be forgotten!

inaboxwithafox Wed 17-Jun-15 20:08:29

I had to wrestle my son off his bike today as he screamed because I was trying to take him home for an ice lolly. (Seriously needed to get tea on) Goodness knows what the neighbours thought. Then I was in a bad mood and was grumpy with him, I'm an utter cowbag. It wasn't his fault, he's only tiny.

RachieS1986 Wed 17-Jun-15 21:04:49

well in the end it got worse. putting him to bed I found the tube of metanium cream in his room with the contents mushed into the carpet. it was the last straw and I shouted at him why did he do it when hes been told numerous times not to touch it and that I was fed up with the naughty behaviour (not just today its an ongoing problem) and slammed the door of the wardrobe closed. he cried. I comforted him and he said he cried because I slammed the door and his teddy nearly fell off the top of the wardrobe. sad hes now sleeping and I feel like the worst mother ever. This is not who I wanted to be.

mumofboyo Wed 17-Jun-15 21:11:46

I've just typed a long reply on another thread along the lines of, 'I had a shit morning too' as a way of saying that you're not alone.
I posted on the wrong thread through and cba to re-write my answer grin so, erm, no, you're not alone; I had a shit morning too!

YerTiz Wed 17-Jun-15 21:17:51

winecake RachieS1986, I've been there!

DS's are now 4 and 1 and generally it's a lot easier, but we still have days where we wind each other up and I end up snapping (like today!).

We're only human!

knittingbee Wed 17-Jun-15 21:27:47

Threenagers... Don't you just love 'em?

I lost count of the times I felt like a shit mum when on mat leave with my two... I yelled. I put a lot of TV on. I threatened. I begged.

Basically, the only thing that semi-worked for me was picking my battles, big time. Otherwise I ended up in a crazy spiral of insisting that DS do something/not do something that actually didn't matter, just because I started so felt I had to follow through.

Still... Doesn't always work out ;)

Have wine.

RachieS1986 Wed 17-Jun-15 21:30:07

thanks everyone. The first 2 weeks off were bliss and I even thought about becoming a sahp but over the last 6 months his behaviour has got progressively worse, constantly playing up and not listening and an attitude. Think we maybe need to start getting out of the house a bit more

RachieS1986 Wed 17-Jun-15 21:33:49

Thank knittingbee thats exactly how it is. I get myself wound up that if I don't keep the behaviour in line he's going to turn into this nightmare brat.

Beebies have been a constant which is also becoming a problem with an absolute shitfit if it's turned of or heaven forbid anyone else wants to watch something. its thw first thing out of his mouth when we head downstairs for breakfast or come home from somewhere.

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