Originally Posted by justmama
GAH! What a bad few days. Randee, I almost called you to calm me down last night but I locked myself in the bathroom for 5 minutes instead. Oh it was so awful. Mady and Sara were fighting like crazy AGAIN. Sara pooped in her panties and peed all over the floor AGAIN. And Grace was hysterically screaming and needed another diaper change. I hadn't had dinner or lunch. I had to go out and take all three to the store to buy valentines for Mady to give to her 26 classmates(that's $3 right there) and pizza strips for half the class(those things are $.99 a PIECE!). I was so frustrated. I paid half the gas bill(it was at $250) in anticipation of my tax refund which fortunately my state return came today. And Dan is calling me every 3 seconds telling me about his brand new laptop. I'm just so frustrated with having NO money and all the stresses that that brings. I stressed over finding $16 to buy valentines and pizza strips for Mady. And then she told me it was her friend's birthday and she wanted to get her a present and I had to explain AGAIN that I had no money left but that she could make a card for her friend.
It just feels so bad. I know the kids fight in relation to my stress and Sara isn't potty learning well due to my stress and her new baby sister. Everytime I'm not paying attention she poops in her panties or pees in them. Training pants might as well be diapers to her so those are out. But it's just that I can't constantly be ON her. I do have to make dinner or wash dishes and I deserve mommy time alone on the computer once in a while. Gosh darn it! And being single on valentines day doesn't help, especially since the day after I am headed to court with dan to set child support. And gosh golly I get to drive up there with him because he doesn't drive in the city.
: Anyone wanna be my valentine??????
I feel you.
(On CS ~ My ex- still owes me over $7000 in child support.
I doubt I'll ever see it.)
And I know how frustrating potty training is, I'm so sorry you guys are struggling with that so hard.
And money, yeah... my son worked diligently on home-made Valentines for his entire class last night, for over 3 hours straight which is a personal record for him on ANYTHING) and didn't even complain once that we had to use up the rest of our own (organic all-natural) lolly stash to contribute to the class candy pool.
I'm so proud of him but my heart hurts because I know that he's probably going to be ostracized for not just getting store-bought ones. But I can hope....
I woke up at 4 AM this morning to BOTH of my kids in the bathroom, talking... opened my eyes, waited ~ my ds was telling dd, quietly but very sternly, "But I REALLY have to go!!" and she, not that tactly, was screeching at him, "I'M
GOING!!" so I waited..... and she was having diarrhea ~ again. (STILL)
Since she was in the hospital Monday they had said, if her diarrhea comes back just bring her straight to the E.R. so she can get back on the IV (she had to have 2 litres by IV Monday)... so I took her to the E.R. but the dr refused to give her fluids, questioning why I even brought her in (hello she's had nearly constant diarrhea for well over a WEEK now and has lost 7 lbs and isn't eating or drinking!) and gave her an anti-diarrheal instead, and told me to take her to the clinic when it opens.
So... I'm going to take her to the clinic and try to get her back on fluids.
I'm so, so so so worried mamas.
Happy Valentines Day.