I can't do anything - hold a conversation, look at something, do something, even have a complete thought - without being interrupted. He gets into everything...over and over again...regardless of what I say or do. I hate to admit it, but my voice hurts from yelling at him. I tell him not to touch things and he just goes right back over and does it...or goes over to something else that I've told him a thousand times not to touch. I'm tired of putting things up where he cannot reach them - I had to get rid of my pantry in the kitchen because there were only items on the top shelf and he was slamming the door. Same for the one cabinet we had in the bathroom. If I try to work on something at the desk, he grabs things off the desk or messes with the computer. He whines all the time. I would go crazy if I couldn't do things while he is around because all I was doing was watching him. Playing outside is something we do, but I cannot do it all day since it is hot and I run out of things to do myself. I'm really about to lose it here. I look back at my day and I can't think of a single thing I've started and actually completed. The things I did try to do were interrupted so many times I'm sure I did them wrong. It's not like he doesn't have toys to play with. Sometimes I think he is hungry and that is why he is irritable, but when I try to feed him, he won't eat. I've even thought of putting him in preschool just because they would have different things for him to do and I could get more than an hour to myself for once. When I do get time to myself, I want to relax, not work like a maniac trying to do the things I can't get done otherwise. I am just so tired of my toddler.
Tana, wife to Steve (5/02), mom to Ben (7/03), Joey (10/06) and Caroline (9/09)