Friday, March 27, 2009

I was having a bad day yesterday

Poor Zoe had the pukes and had been up all night, Turtle is teething and the older two were fighting all day. I was feeling really frustrated.

As I was calming down, drinking a beer and cooking a meal, I overheard Kaya consult with her Daddy about a computer game she was playing, where she's a teen girl and she has to keep her well maintained. I heard Rene tell her,

"Your relationships are low, your hygiene is low and your learning is low. You need to get out and talk to people, have a bath and go to school"

I couldn't help but giggle to myself at the accuracy of the statement.

Sometimes I feel like I'm doing everything wrong and everyone hates me and I'm ruining my kids, and I'd be best to just ship them off and have a break. But today has been a better day and I'm loving having them near and watching them grow and learn. I guess I'm growing and learning along the way too.


Snobound said...

So, what you're really saying is your kids are driving you to drink, eh?! :^))

Herb of Grace said...

Don't you love how often these gamers have the answer?? :)

William said...

I have all this to look forward to!

Di said...

Glad you had a better day. To me, you're just a good mum. Everything you talk about and share here is about being a parent. About being who you are. And you know how much I struggle with that role in my life now. There are bad days. Without a doubt. It's how you deal with them and cope the following day or when you feel better that counts. I don't really know what else to say other than I think you're a lovely little mum and everything just sounds perfectly ok!

amybauman said...

Wow! Thank you for your honesty! i can totally relate to how you are feeling!..then i remind myself of how miserable i and my children would be if we chose any diffent of a life! it's people like you that help me put things into perspective and realize how great we actually have it! i enjoy or crazy messy dirty fun life!!!