Sunday, September 13, 2009

I Just Wanted to Say to You Readers:

If your 4-year-old punched your 6-year-old in the nose and made it bleed,

you're not alone.

If your 2-year-old punctured your 4-year-old's foot with a rake,

you're not alone.

If your bathroom smells disgusting, takes an hour to deep-clean, and STILL smells disgusting afterwards,

you're not alone.

If your 4-year-old uses his carpet for a toilet,

you're not alone!!

And if you find it simply exhausting and overwhelming to keep your temper in check when all of these things happen in ONE DAY.....

you guessed it. You're not alone.

It has been quite the day. I will recover, but at the moment, I have put myself in time-out until I feel forgiving.

8 comments:

Abby Hanson said...

Dear, dear Rachel. What a day! And guess what? You're not alone! :D Tee hee...couldn't resist. I love you! Hope your "time out" doesn't last too long. :)

raehink said...

This too shall pass. Bad pun.

Cyndie said...

Oh my love. What a day. And more to come. I always tell my kids that they'll be the death of me and today I had a moment when I thought, Wait, is it possible that they really could be the literal death of me? That they really, truly are each and every day sucking the life right out of me? That I could just one day fall over dead from over-exertion and under-appreciatedness? I fear not, but I do definitely have those days. It's good to know I am not alone. :)

Lara said...

While I am VERY glad that I am not alone (and yes, most of these scenarios have happened more than once, in some form or another), I am very sorry that you had to do it all in one day.

Time out for moms is a good thing. Very very good.

Kelly said...

Oh yikes, Rae! At least we know today will be better!

Michael and Bonnie said...

Oh Rachel, you are so cute. It's always nice to be reminded that everyone has to deal with bad days :)

Andrea said...

Wow! I am so sorry. Hopefully your timeout helped somewhat!

Heidi said...

Oh, I hear you... I had two potty training at the same time and I'm wondering if I can just tear out the bathroom and start over. :) We're thinking of ripping out the carpet, too. I've found my four year old marking his territory in the backyard but at least that was in the grass.

And I firmly believe in parental time outs. Mine usually involve chocolate. And chanting my mantras to remind myself that this is worth it. Really, really, we'll survive and it's worth it. :)