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Tonight, I have given up on my chilren, told dh to take over, and I have been on the sofa, trying not to cry

(22 Posts)
QuintessentialShadow Tue 16-Jun-09 21:54:48

I have had enough of them both.

Ds2 (4) has been naughty and unmanagable. I have been struggling with his behaviour since I picked him up from the nursery at 4pm, he has just NOT done anything I have asked of him, and battled me on everything from washing hands, to not throw food on the floor, pick up the food he threw down, come and get dressed for going out etc.

They both screamed the house down as I was on the phone to my sister while at the same time I was trying to clear up after dinner and bake cupcakes for tomorrows event at preschool.

I nearly threw a tray of 40 cupcakes out of the window in sheer frustration.

The kids would NOT move away from the kitchen, and kept playing between my legs as I was walking back and forth clearing the table, carrying plates, etc.

DS1 (7) eventually went out, but came back screaming as his friends were naughty. His friend came and knocked on the door and complained my son had been throwing stones at them, and hit a neighbours car.....

I ranted and raved, then gave up, and said to dh "The kids are yours, I will stay on the sofa till they are in bed, I can take no more".

MagNacarta Tue 16-Jun-09 21:57:49

Haven't we all done this - It is a normal part of being Mum. A lovely dh will be secretly thinking 'no wonder, I couldn't do it' and allow you to have a break.

Wine and chocolate help.

Do not under any circumstance feel guilt - it's a wasted emotion.

weaselm4 Tue 16-Jun-09 22:00:29

I don't blame you! I've sat on the sofa while DH took over for MUCH less than the afternoon you've had.
And I'm very impressed that you only nearly threw the cupcakes out of the window.
Hope you have a good night's sleep and a better day tomorrow.

Greatfun Tue 16-Jun-09 22:01:46

Put your feet up and have a glass of wine.

We have all been there.

PacificDogwood Tue 16-Jun-09 22:02:43

<<says nothing but passes the Rose>>

HTH smile

<<Whose idea was it to have children in the first place??!>>

QuintessentialShadow Tue 16-Jun-09 22:05:39

You know, I just poured into the sink a bottle of Rioja a few moments ago. I opened it rather hastily on saturday, and managed to NOT get the cork out, and I took a small fork (it is very daint, and the handle is in varnished walnut)and pushed the cork in. (classy bird, me) I was just about to pour out a glass, when I discovered that the cork, and the fork with the varnished walnut handle had been inside the bottle, since saturday.

I was concerned I might get walnut varnish poisoning from my wine..... hmm

<sigh> Instead a ate 3 chocolate cupcakes.

PacificDogwood Tue 16-Jun-09 22:18:03

Yep, sadly chocolate works better for me also.. <<baleful look at nonexisting waist>>

Another thing to blame DCs for! <<shakes fist>>

I am off to bed now, need my sanity sleep. Tomorrow is another day... Night-night, hope you have a better day tomorrow (and also that the walnut handled fork survives its bath). You know you love them, really, dontcha?!

bruces Tue 16-Jun-09 23:10:11

You've made me smile i often think my DC are trying to send me insane,hope your chocolate made you feel better,tommorow is another day

dilemma456 Tue 16-Jun-09 23:16:07

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QuintessentialShadow Tue 16-Jun-09 23:40:54

Thanks guys. I shall tidy the house and go to sleep.

nevergoogledragonbutter Tue 16-Jun-09 23:42:19

<strokes QS's head soothingly>

QuintessentialShadow Tue 16-Jun-09 23:44:19

<rests head comeradely on dbs shoulders>

nevergoogledragonbutter Tue 16-Jun-09 23:47:25

am i allowed to giggle at 'i nearly threw my cupcakes out the window' yet, or are we not quite there yet?

QuintessentialShadow Tue 16-Jun-09 23:48:01

you may giggle.

I giggled at the walnut varnish poisoning.

nevergoogledragonbutter Tue 16-Jun-09 23:50:01

you are so posh.

nevergoogledragonbutter Tue 16-Jun-09 23:50:32

go on, get your posh self off to bed.

DidEinsteinsMum Tue 16-Jun-09 23:52:52

Am feeling your frustration. Tonight during the normal bedtime arguements I walked out. Left ds to my mum. Came back when he was asleep. Today it was just too much.

<shakes fist at any lingering guilty feelings>

No Guilt, its self preservation and in their best interest in the long run grin Make it more of a habit wink You need a break to.

I have burnt socks to go clear up now...

QuintessentialShadow Tue 16-Jun-09 23:55:07

yeah, I guess you must be pretty posh to die of walnut varnish poisoning, from wine. wink Posh people do that.

QuintessentialShadow Tue 16-Jun-09 23:55:56

Burnt socks?
Did you oven bake them to dry them? Or is your dc speedy gonzales?

Greensleeves Wed 17-Jun-09 00:01:15

I spend a fair bit of time lozocking on the sofa because it's dh's turn - he's their dad! grin

sorry you had such a shit day ot it, you know they're lovely really xx [passes phish food and plonk]

DidEinsteinsMum Wed 17-Jun-09 00:01:45

...<whispers very quietly>

Had a bit of a meltdown early when sis borrowed socks without asking... its a long story and on another thread... (in chat)


That might explain why ds never has any socks grin

chipmonkey Wed 17-Jun-09 00:27:34

QS, perfectly normal! My life used to be like yours......

Then I had ds3 and ds4 and now it's way worse!grin

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