Picture this: me yelling ….
” *INSERT GIRL’S NAME* JUST STOP ”
” JUST STOP YELLING ”
” JUST STOP SCREAMING ”
” JUST STOP LOOKING AT HIM ”
” JUST STOP STANDING ON HIS TOYS ”
and then I repeat the above but said to the boy child.
This has been my day today. Over, and over, and over.
Went to the supermarket, and the 2 year old screamed all the way around the supermarket “GET DOWN, GET DOWN” (he wanted to walk around but I wasn’t having a bar of it). Nothing I did stopped him from saying this. Not even the prospect of chocolate.
So I gave him an ultimatum – if you get down, you HAVE to hold your sisters hand. If you don’t hold it, back in the trolley you go.
So he held her hand. For five minutes. Then tantrumed when I stuck to my words and put him back in the trolley because he wouldn’t hold her hand.
I got the “I feel sorry for you” look from the checkout attendant.
Then when we got home, it was an all out fight between the two. My 2 year old boy knows exactly how to push his sister’s buttons. And she lets him, annoyingly.
And I was NOT in the mood to deal with it.
Then it was dinner time and I was over it. Sick and tired of the bickering and the screaming and the never ending “he’s doing this, and she’s doing that!” …
So I said “if you don’t eat your dinner, I’ll put you in bed right now”. It was 6pm.
By golly was I wishing they weren’t going to eat, because I always stick to my word. Unfortunately they ate most of their dinner. So now they’re up for another hour.
Right now, my daughter is yelling at my son because he’s trying to talk to her. And at the same time she’s yelling at me saying “I want a picture of a bear eating an ice cream” …
Right at this very moment I want to walk out the door and never come back.
I feel like it’s ust one of those days / weeks.
Oh and did I mention my husband is away for the week? FML.
Thanks for reading my post … it was super cathartic to write it down and get it out. Although I feel like a holiday away from the kids is on the cards HAHA … how are you guys?