Posted on | September 21, 2012 | 19 Comments
Today I’m home sick with a sick kid. So far he’s thrown up in my hair, peed on the floor, kicked me just beside my knee cap, broken the cabinet in the kitchen, and yelled the word “NO” so many times that I’m still hearing it reverberating around the room. On top of his irritable illness, I’m the world’s worst mom when I’m sick and I’m bordering on really sick. And also PMSing. I have zero patience and in an effort to not punch a wall, I tend to raise my voice A LOT. Which results in my sensitive son curling up in a ball on the floor and saying “You hurt my feelings when you snapped at me” which then makes me feel like a great big pile of cow dung.
But honestly… he broke a cabinet. A CABINET. And I’m not exactly Miss Fix It.
And he peed on the floor… not just in one spot… but in a running trail down the hall to where I was putting away clothes, just to tell me that he did, in fact, pee in his pants.
How do you guys do it? On the days when you want to lock yourself in your bedroom and scream until you lose your voice? How do you parent through wanting to just say Eff It and throw Cheerios on the floor and hope your child remembers where the potty is? Because I’m not doing this correctly, of that I’m sure. He’s dumped out all the play doh, he’s hit golf balls at my shins, and his response to every question I ask him is “I DON’T KNOW I WANT YOU TO DO IT” even when those words don’t make the slightest bit of sense.
This is when a Super Nanny would be useful. Or strong, inject-able sleeping drugs. For both of us .