Sunday, November 30, 2008

This mothering bit is harder than it looks

Apologies to my mom for any and all critiques made during my growing-up years (actually I'm still working on that growing-up part).

Flippin' Fetchin' Fernortner! Okay, I feel a little better now.


Actually, not.

Right now I'd really like to pack one of my kids off to boarding school. On second thought, I'd really like to pack myself off to boarding school. Do you think there's an age limit? Sigh.

Why did I have to give birth to budding lawyers? Children who are dead set you'll see the error of your ways if they can just talk you to death-slash-old age, whichever comes first?

Big, from-the-toes, sigh.

Right. Back on the knees it is. Haven't been doing enough of that lately.


Heffalump said...

I had a day like that today. A day where my kids almost drove me crazy and I just wanted to run away. Maybe we can be roomies at boarding school!

Athena said...

you're not alone--don't know if that is reassuring. :) i have days where i struggle with the same child and wish i could start all over again even after i pray specifically for her. second thoughts, maybe i should be praying for myself. boarding school sounds good!

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Yeah, I am SO having one of those days. Glad to know I'm not alone!

Up in Bubbles said...

Their are many days I second these thoughts, but keep on truckin. Love ya.

Mrs. Organic said...

Athena & Bree - I know, how come there are no do-overs with the knowledge you've gained (not that I'd really want to do it again, but still)?

Heff - that is seriously tempting

Bubs - thx

Anonymous said...

I find it doesn't work nearly as well as I think it should to say "I'm done talking about this with you now." Somehow that doesn't cause the child to drop the argument and go quietly away. It's so mysterious.

Considering how some of my days go even AFTER praying for help, I don't know why I don't pray for help more than I do. It's always a good thing to be reminded of (even once a week doesn't seem to be quite enough for me.) (I mean once a week isn't often enough to be reminded to pray; obviously once a week is not nearly enough to actually pray. Clearly I need to go sleep until I can form coherent sentences again.)

P.S. I should have told you by now that your sweet sixteen post for Ty was beautiful, if heartbreaking. (Maybe I haven't said anything yet because it's hard to know what to say.) I've slowly been working my way through your archives over there, too. I can't believe what you've gotten through even just in the last year-and-a-half.

Mrs. Organic said...

Imaginary - I think somehow I've slipped into that once a week routine and it doesn't work. Obviously.

Thanks for your comments about Ty's Sweet 16. It has been a whirlwind these past 3 years, but boring is no better - it makes me lax in the important areas.

JENNIFRO said...

Way to go on the curseless cussing...I could really take a lesson from you!

Elizabeth-W said...

I hear ya. It's my 5 year old.

angela michelle said...

I feel you--I often think, WHY did I have to get kids who are so quirky/boisterous/argumentative/strong-willed. And then we finally got a mild-mannered girl and we hardly know how to handle her!