Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Bad Mommy

Today I have been a bad mommy. I am going to have to moderate myself somewhat when we move, as the neighbors will be much closer and be able to hear my screaming, lol. It seems that I could get absolutely nothing done today without screaming at my boys. I have a headache and my voice is rough. So much of what goes on is minor, but it just builds and builds until I can't take it. The 4 yo and 2 yo are fighting over who can sit closer to the baby, who is on my lap, while I am on the phone with the realtor. The 2 yo is carrying a box of Chocolate Lucky Charms around the house, leaving a trail like Hansel and Gretel (does that make me the witch? LOL) He also carried around 5 different pieces of cold pizza from dinner last night, all of which now have one or two bites out of them, and are now residing in different rooms in the house. The 8 yo very nicely brought me his school work and we worked on it together, but this made the 10 yo jealous and he turned on the tv (forbidden before all school work is finished). The 4 yo complained that he was hungry 2 hours after breakfast, and whined when he couldn't have more cereal. ALL of them complained when their play date got scheduled for tomorrow instead of this afternoon. The 10 yo had sudden brain fade and couldn't for the life of him figure out fractions, which he has been doing for a while now. Somewhere in this frenzy I had to get a shower, wash dishes, and get more laundry done, plus make some phone calls related to moving details. So I ended up blowing my top and screaming at them. They had just pushed me too far and I lost it. I went through the house just yelling NO NO NO NO over and over again, LOL. "But Mommy..." NO! "But I want ..." NO! "But you said..." NO! and a few NOs to hands moving towards yet another piece of pizza LOL. Things are a little more settled now, and the boys are behaving more cautiously, but I still have that headache.


Chris said...

(((HUGS))) Wish I were closer to help you pack up and play with the boys.

I hate those kind of days. Hoping today is much better for all of you.

Anonymous said...

I have those kind of days too, don't beat yourself up over it, you are a great Mom.

another lisa said...

we all have bad days...just make sure you take care of yourself too!