Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Oscar the Grouchy

Y'all, I'm all sorts of grumpy lately. I'm quick to get to mad, and then I get upset for losing my temper. Which is the reason I've been MIA around here lately.

But I can't help it. The Hubs is working such crazy hours, so I'm pretty much a single parent 6 days a week. To all of you actual single parents: I don't see how you do it. You have my complete respect and admiration.

Plus, M has hit this point where she doesn't listen. Like, at all. I get on to her for misbehaving, and it doesn't phase her. She's all, "take away my toys, I don't care!" complete with an eye roll and a hair toss. It's a full out teenage attitude. Don't get me wrong, she's still my sweet baby girl for the most part, but she's pushing the boundaries. Everyone tells me this is normal, and she's going to push back while she's learning "who she is as a person", but dammit, it's frustrating. If I hear "NO!" one more time, I'm going to pull out all of my hair.

It leaves me so exhausted that by the end of the day, I just collapse in a big heap on the couch. I'm ashamed to admit how many days it's been since I've done a load of laundry. Let's just say that we're going to be wearing our winter clothes if I don't do laundry soon.

Anyway, my apologies for not being around lately. Hopefully I'll get out of this funk soon. But, in the mean time, any advice that y'all may have would be greatly appreciated, because if I don't get a better attitude soon, I'm going to be forced to move into a garbage can on Sesame Street. And I absolutely despise Big Bird.

11 comments:

Meg O. said...

I don't even know how I am going to handle toddlerhood. Sounds exhausting!!! I'm sorry you've had to do it alone lately!

Katie said...

No advice except do NOT feel bad about things like laundry! There are no kids running around here and I am forever behind on things like that. Seriously, yesterday alone I did 4 loads of laundry and there's still a mountain of it that still needs to be done.

English Anderson said...

I don't have children, but I can only imagine how difficult these moments in life are. One of those love/hate moments: I love my child so completely, but I hate how frustrated they can make me feel. [If it helps, I get that way about my husband?] BUT, the best part about these moments is that no matter how horrible and difficult they are, they do make you appreciate the perfect angelic moments a lot more. I hope your dear manages to get back to a normal schedule so you won't feel like you're doing this alone anymore!

English
www.befreckled.blogspot.com

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

Ohh girly!! I wish I could say I had the answer to that one since Hadley is doing the exact same crap. Or if I tell her to do one thing she does the EXACT opposite. Here is my suggestion.. Come visit me :) You can bring the little babe & her & Hadley can just torture the crap out of each other.

Angie said...

I'm dealing with an almost 2 year old who has a very "I don't care" type attitude. It's never easy. Somedays I just don't think I'll make it through. I feel for you friend. Just know you aren't alone.

LWLH said...

Toddlerhood, yikes...my sister is dipping into that pool with my niece....she's only one but damn is she strong willed.

GiGi Cagle said...

Ugh! Sorry I am just seeing this!! You just need to call when it gets rough!! I am going through the same thing with the crazy work schedule that he is leading. I understand all that you are going through.. Well maybe, I have boys! But hey! One is a teen so that is the same as a toddler! I swear it is! He talks back, doesn't pick up and looks at me as if I am Jaba the Hut!

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