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.