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Some days I just want to drive far far away.

9 replies

crosser62 · 17/07/2019 17:57

From the fighting, bickering, screaming, refusing perfectly delicious cooked meals, the crap left lying round, the mess, the piles of washing, the arguments the ungrateful answers back, the wet towels on the floor, the piss all over the toilet seat and bathroom floor, the worry and the time I think about everyone else’s needs and finally, the forever thoughts of what a shit and useless human being I am.

Some days are just that bit harder to stick with it.
Today is one of those days.

I have no where to go and no one to go to so I’m here.

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theunrivalledjoysofparenting · 17/07/2019 18:00

Oh, sweetie, you're not shit or useless. You sound tired and worn down - and I'm not surprised!

Parenting is like a Groundhog Day of doing the same thankless tasks, unthanked, over and over.

But there are good bits too... at least, there should be.

How old are your kids? Do you have friends or family locally to help?

Didyousaysomethingdarling · 17/07/2019 18:02

Is there room in the car for me please?
Do you live in a house with teenage boys?

crosser62 · 17/07/2019 18:04

Didyosay...I’ll be at yours in 10 minutes, we need cake my friend...Cake

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crosser62 · 17/07/2019 18:04

Oh and yes... was it the piss on the toilet floor that gave away I have teenage boy???

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Skyejuly · 17/07/2019 18:05

I hear you. Piss on floor which then goes on towels. .arguing...doors slamming....2 teens and 2 toddlers aghhh

LuckyLou7 · 17/07/2019 18:10

Everyone told me the toddler years were hard work, but I disagree, the teenage years were far worse. My sons, now adults and perfectly lovely, loving, caring men, were horrific from the age of 13 - 18. Then they buggered off to uni the same year (there is 15 months between them, DS1 did an extra year at 6th form college to get the grades he needed) and came back transformed.

There IS light at the end of the tunnel.

I know how you feel though, I'd come home from work to my house looking like a shit tip, and just want to walk back out again.

crosser62 · 17/07/2019 18:16

Oh lucky, you have nailed it right on he head there.. in from work to a shit tip.
Thank goodness for that little promised light coming at the end of that tunnel 😬

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Didyousaysomethingdarling · 17/07/2019 18:22

@crosser62 I'll be ready and waiting! Wish I could eat cake but I'm on the Low Carb Bootcamp (lost 10lbs). 16 year old boys can be hideous, it's exactly like toddler tantrums but now he's an overbearing, entitled, pompous 6ft 2 lump who won't leave his bedroom. God help us if the broadband crashes.

Didyousaysomethingdarling · 17/07/2019 18:25

Good to hear there's light at the end of the tunnel.

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