I’m tired and grouchy. And I don’t feel like being a mom today. I want the day off. I want to be by myself. To nap. And read. And watch whatever I want on TV, if the mood strikes me. I want to lay in the sun and not be bothered to fill up a water gun or wipe a runny nose. I don’t want to hear one more cry. I don’t want to change a poop diaper, or any diaper for that matter. I don’t want anybody to bug me for anything. And I want SILENCE.
My day began at exactly 5:40 this morning. This is in fact, my hubby’s fault, who by the way, is still sleeping at 8:00. Before he went to bed last night, he didn’t pull the shutters across the sliding glass door. So at daybreak, our idiot dogs started watching the backyard. Remember a couple of weeks back when I told you how they barked at rabbits incessantly? Yeah, well that’s what happened this morning. So all three of the kids woke up to the dogs barking. Startled, rapidly awakened children do not equal happy children.
So for the last two and a half hours, I’ve been blessed with whining. Crying. Tantrums. All three wanting to be held. All three unhappy. And I am ready to lose it. I’m already covered food and in snot, and it’s not my own. Runny noses all around, and all three of them think that wiping their noses on my sweats is the best way to get the boogers off their noses. It’s been a fantastic morning.
Please tell me I’m not the only mom that has days where you just don’t want to be a mom for the day? Please tell me that I’m not the only mom that has thought about hiding from crying kids, hoping that if they cry long enough, maybe hubby will finally hear it and come in and take over? Please tell me I’m not the only mom who starts yelling at the kids in the six o’clock morning hour?
On another note, I’ve been having some mommy blogger guilt. I wrote a post earlier in the week called Blogging’s Taking Over My Life!, and apparently I’m not the only one because I had almost 50 comments of you all nodding in empathy and agreement! After I wrote it, I stumbled across this gem titled Why Blogging Is Good For You written by Gigi over at Kludgy Mom. She made me realize that blogging is not only in my best interest, but in the best interest of my family as well! So check it out, and let me know if you agree.