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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Feeling Disheartened


Today has been another crappy day with screaming and snot and spilled milk on the couch. Professor is just so fragile with his feelings lately. He throws a down-on-the-ground-limp-and-forgotten tantrum if I set foot in a bathroom. Probably because I go into the bathroom to escape the constant pulling on me to be picked up. Seriously, my arms can only handle so much. Plus, I kind of need at least one hand to do something. But nothing is getting done because no one will leave me alone. Looks like I need to break out my wrap and strap someone on me.

Yes, I know the house will be clean one day and that there will always be laundry and they are only little once, blah, blah, blah. I feel over worked, over tired, and overwhelmed. It's on these kinds of days that I wish I was close to my Mom's house just to go over there for a change of scenery.

I'll be better after awhile I'm sure but for now, I want to lock the kids in their room and spend the day cleaning/resting/reading.

I was hoping to get somethings done earlier today that now I have to do while the kids are napping. Which also equals no down time for me.


PS- No I won't take Professor to the doctor despite all the screaming. There is snot but no fever, no pulling at his ears, no other sign of sickness. And the snot is probably from all the crying. I think he's just being clingy and needs attention I can't give him right now. So he cries. We are also out of milk which upsets him too. When there is no milk in the fridge and he sees that, he says, "Uh-oh!" in increasingly worried tones and breaks down crying very quickly. It's just how our days are going. Gah.

PPS- He JUST NOW started screaming in his nap. He's been down for half an hour. I can hear him screaming around his binkie. Please please please let him go back to sleep!


  1. O brother! I am sorry! How about a nice night out to get away from it all? ;)

  2. He isn't teething is he? It would make sense and at least there would be a forseable end in sight. I know you don't want to take him to the doc but you could always call for help. I can't imagine how overwhelmed you must feel. Remember, even if you have to let him cry and let him sit on the floor, he will live and it won't emotionally scar him forever. Everyone has their limits.

  3. teething would be my guess too. Nathan's Mr. Sensitive but turns into a crankypants monster when he's teething.

  4. I would love to come over and help but I just dont think you need pink eye with the kids. I really wish there was a way I could help you...

  5. Seriously, it would make SUCH a difference having family close, wouldn't it? So many things that could be simpler, so easy to watch a kid or two for a couple hours, so nice to just go over and have someone else cook you a meal once in a while. I was thinking teething too. Mine have been getting their two year old molars in ahead of schedule and they are ROTTEN. They are just whiney and naughty when they are teething. But since they are almost always teething I'm wondering if maybe it's just their personality instead. :)

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