Sometimes You Just Gotta Vent – My Kids Drive Me Crazy!

I love my kids.  I love them so much. They have brought so much joy, and meaning, and happiness to my life.

But still.  Sometimes, they just drive. me. CRAZY!

I mean craaaazzzyyy! Sometimes it’s crazy like I think they’re going to send me to the loony bin, sometimes it’s I just want to pull my hair out and scream, and sometimes I’m crying and laughing at the same time!

So, as much as I love my kids, sometimes you just gotta vent.  Here’s a few of the things they have done that have just about pushed me over the edge.  Oh, and this was just today, before lunch!

#1. Climbing into my bed in the wee hours of the morning and instead of falling back asleep,  proceeding to kick all the covers off, pull and twist my hair, climb on top of me, and then complain that they can’t fall asleep.  Oh. I feel so sorry for you.

#2. Asking for candy for breakfast.  I say no, of course.  And then when I have to go to the bathroom, they climb on the counter, grab the candy jar and run outside.  They know I’m not going to chase them with my pants around my knees.

#3. We go outside to play in the kiddie pool and they proceed to strip all their clothes off, jump in the pool and then find the nearest patch of dirt and start covering themselves with mud.  Ugh, I feel like I could bathe these children three times a day.

#4. Then, when I put them in the pool to rinse them off with a little bowl, my daughter grabs it from me, dips it in the water and splashes it all over me. Thanks a lot.

#5. What do you want for lunch?  I ask.  Yogurt with honey and peaches?  I suggest.  Yes, they respond.  I make their lunch and bring it outside to them. “I DIDN’T WANT THE PEACHES IN THE SAME BOWL! I WANTED THEM IN A DIFFERENT BOWL!  AND I DIDN’T WANT THE ORANGE BOWL, I WANTED THE PINK BOWL!”  And there goes the yogurt and peaches flung all over the ground.  And that was the end of the yogurt and peaches.  And now she’s crying because she the yogurt and peaches are gone.  Seriously.  I give up.

Okay, so I feel better now.  Don’t you just feel like you need to vent sometimes?  Isn’t it nice to know that there are other moms out there who deal with the same things with their kids?  (Wait, other people’s kids do this stuff too, right?)

They are thankfully taking a nice nap right now, and I’m getting a much needed break.  I have to gear up for the rest of the afternoon and evening, and try to make it through the rest of the week in one piece.

What do your kids do that drives you absolutely nuts?

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