It would be safe to say that any stay-at-home parent with toddlers are the most worn down people on this Earth…and I have two exactly a year and a week apart. I love them with all my heart and some but LAWD do they drive me nuts. I feel like a broken record at times. “Stop it. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it. Sit down and eat. Sit down and eat. Sit down and eat. Stop playing in your juice. Stop playing in your juice. Stop playing in your juice. Stop hitting. Stop hitting. Stop hitting….” All day, everyday. No matter how many times I have ‘the talk’ with them (I keep it severely simple) they still go back and do what I told them not to do. I just want to hide sometimes.
I want to feel like this:
But I end up feeling like this before 10 am rolls around:
There are some good moments and I try to keep that in the forefront of my mind but when I have to constantly break up fights about one of the kids stealing the others food, those thoughts go right out the window. Even as I type this, I have had to get up out of my seat 4 times just to keep the peace. It’s going to be a looooong day!
I do know that I will take some time to crochet. I like to “zen” out while they tear up the house; only stopping to cook food, give encouragement (which is very important) and deal with the most serious of offenses. By the time I am done, I can clean up after them without much issue. What do you do?
Well I am off to crochet…see y’all later.