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So, here we are again. We've been doing really well lately, but now I'm sick again. DS1 actually watched the little ones most of Friday, because dh was tied up at work, and I was alternating between lying on the couch (or the bed) and either sitting on the toilet or puking my guts out - sorry if TMI.<br><br>
I felt wretched on Saturday, and was still a bit worn out Sunday, but thought I was okay. I'm not. My ears are bugging me, I'm SOOOOO hot (being overheated stresses me like nothing else in this world), my muscles ache, and I'm just generally agitated and feeling icky. So be it - I'll be over it soon, and I know it.<br><br><b>But</b>...I'm having a terrible time with dd and ds2. I just want them to sit down and be quiet. It's not going to happen. DD can manage quiet - sometimes - if she's watching tv, but she's a real going concern. She's singing "Magic Dance" from Labyrinth over and over and over and I just want to clap a gag over her mouth. If I try to get her to stop singing, I <i>know</i> I'm going to yell at her, and she doesn't deserve it - she's just having fun and being a boisterous 3.5-year-old. I'm the one who can't cope today.<br><br>
DS2 is getting into everything - they just scattered a handful of sunflower seeds all over the place. ARRRGH!<br><br>
They're not doing <i>anything</i> unusual, but I'm not dealing with it well. HELP. How do you ladies keep your cool when you feel like crap???<br><br>
(I also really need to go out today, and I don't feel like getting ready. My dad's girlfriend died on Halloween, and I haven't made it out to see him yet. I don't think it's fair to keep putting this off, and the kids would love an outing. I think half the reason I'm here on MDC right now is to put off dealing with getting ready...)
 

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Just wanted to say that I am dealing with the same issue too. I'm not near as sick as you, but I SUCK at being patient when I don't feel great. I've found myself yelling and actually trying to make ds feel bad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> The best thing I can do is catch it and make myself correct it right away.<br><br>
No real advice, just hugs and hoping you feel much better very soon!
 

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Thanks, Becky. On days like this, I feel like the worst mom in the world. I'm trying to remind myself that I'm only human, yk? I am doing my best to make it clear to dd and ds2 that <i>I'm</i> the one who isn't coping well and it's not their fault. I'm not sure how effective that is when I'm also yelling, but I'm trying...<br><br>
Oh, lord - ds2 is in the videotapes again. I wish I could find somewhere else to put them, but every nook and cranny in this place is stuffed...
 
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