I am tired today. And discouraged.
I’ve spent the last few days organizing and cleaning my kitchen. I’m just about finished. I’ve gone through every cupboard. I redid the pantry. That was my project yesterday. I took everything out, cleaned, and then repainted it. It looks so nice now. I also touched up a few spots on the kitchen trim. I ran out of paint and it was also dinner time so I didn’t quite get all the trim finished, but I’ll work on that later.
Combine all that organizing & cleaning with a pair of cranky, disobeying kids and I’m completely worn out. Nathan has not been obeying this week. It seems that everything I say, he has an argument for. He had a major meltdown at the end of school today because I told him to color a paper. Coloring isn’t his favorite thing in the world, but it’s not hard and certainly wasn’t worth that kind of meltdown.
Yesterday, he asked for a second glass of milk. I poured it and left it on the counter while I went to do something else for Emily, noting as I walked away “It’s on the counter for you, Nathan.” He had the nerve to tell me “But Mom, you’re supposed to bring it to me!”
Seriously, I’m a freakin’ maid! No one appreciates what I do all day. Ok, I take that back – my sweet husband does. But my kids? Nope. They’re spoiled. And I don’t know how to un-spoil them. Oh I know that as a child I didn’t appreciate what my mom did either. What kids do really? I do now. Lol. Oh YES I do.
But for now I think I am going to lose my mind between all the fighting, whining, and brattiness from my kids.
Emily is coming down with a cold. I’ve loaded her up with Elderberry/Echinacea and I’m hoping & praying that kicks it quickly. She is so whiny today. If you look at her wrong, she bursts into tears. And she is so clingy to me. She is constantly wanting to sit on my lap and at this point, that’s getting harder for me to do and is very uncomfortable. The result? More whining.
Nate has been working a lot the past couple days and I know he’s exhausted. I’m tired just thinking about how much he’s been doing on so little sleep. I wish he could have a nice relaxing weekend to do nothing. But unfortunately, we just have too much to do.
He still hasn’t finished fixing his car. He thought he had it fixed on Tuesday but something went wrong and I don’t know what’s going on now. All I know is that he’ll probably spend most of tomorrow working on it if not the whole stinking weekend.
Like every other weekend leading up till now. It’s always something.
It’s just been a very long week and it’s only Thursday.
Thank the Lord, Nate has off work tomorrow.
For now, I’m going to get off the computer and go blow dry my hair with my iPod turned up. I’ll turn the tv on for the kids and let them at it.
I give up.