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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hell: frozen

Yep, that's right. At this point in time, I feel pretty confident in saying that it's freezing in Hell.

Why?


Four kids (which turned into five when Alex got home) all playing together. Nicely. Without arguing.

OK, maybe a little bit of arguing.

But seriously, this was probably the best day behavior-wise that we've had in a very long time. I don't know what's gotten into them lately, but they have all been at each other's throats. Constantly. It's been horrible and it has made me seriously question my ability to deal with it at times - which of course makes me feel like a complete and utter failure as a parent. Now, I know that I'm not a failure - but there are those days that really make me wonder. I know that's all part of being a parent, but honestly, I get tired of it (not being a parent, but having the bad days).

Being a single parent makes it that much harder. I don't have someone here with me every evening or on the weekends to "tag in" when things get rough. When the poo hits the fan, I can't take a breath and walk away and take a break - I have to deal with it unless The Dude happens to be here and can lend a hand.

But then there are days like today - and they make me realize that maybe, just maybe I'm actually doing something right.

Jared made this one for me.

I'm quite sure that they'll be back to bickering again in no time - but at least we had some peace today.

10 comments:

  1. Omg, I know exactly what you mean .. I'm not a single parent but have two step kids (teens) and two little ones. If the big kids get to backtalk mom and dad why can't the little ones. Its a battle royal almost every day.

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    1. Ugh. They rub off on each other so much - it drives me insane!

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  2. THEY'LL ALWAY MUTTER UNDER THEIR BREATH. HAVEN'T YOU LEARNED ANYTHING YET? MOTHERS KNOW NOTHING. THEY STILL THINK THEY KNOW MORE THAN I DO. I DON'T ARGUE I JUST LET THEM THINK WHAT THEY WANT AND GO ABOUT MY BUSINESS. WHY? BECAUSE THEY HAVE CHILDREN. PAY BACK TIME HAS ARRIVED OR WILL ARRIVE. DID I SAY, I LOVE IT.

    GRANNY LOU

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  3. We've had a nice day too... eerily nice.

    The Gods are shining down on us moms today!

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  4. That heart should tell you that you are doing a lot right :)

    SueZK

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  5. Children...they let you know you have a heart and then break it!
    JK, LOL and all that jazz! I love the title you gave this one, it gave me a good laugh...thanks!
    Hugs, Beth

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    1. Thanks, Beth! It was truly how I was feeling! LOL

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