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I'm not even sure it has anything to do with my pregnancy...I'm jsut so short tempered with some people! Mind you they don't necessarily know it.<br><br>
I'm babysitting the neighbor kids. And within 5 minutes, the one child has me SO irriated! She is 6 and bossy, rude, pushy, loud and absolutely spoiled rotten. She gets my goat real fast. Now I just keep thembusy and don't say a whole lot. i don't tolerate bad behavior, but how often can I tell her to not be bossy?<br><br>
Last night, for example, my dd was playing out side with her. It is currently barely above freezing temps here. This kid turned the hose on my dd and the other neighbor girl. Her parents didn't do anything.<br><br>
I'm 99% sure I'm not going to watch these kids after the end of October. I find it too draining. She doesn't listen. I also watch a little one, and she is ALWAYS in his face. touching him, baby talking in a really annoying voice. Plus her mother expects me to watch her kid when she's too sick for school. I just can't take it!<br><br>
Is it my hormones letting things get to me? or what?
 

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Probably. I know mine have been. My BIL who lives with us pretends I don't exist, and it really pisses me off on a daily basis. He ignores me because earlier in the pg I went off on him a couple of times over stupid stuff that I took the wrong way, and avoidance is his way of not losing his temper and going off on me (so DH explained it). But he won't even acknowledge me when i say "hi" or "good morning" to him, and THAT pisses me off even more--especially since his girlfriend has been visiting and she does the same thing! I never did anything to her! What's her %*^$& problem?!? ya know?
 

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TOS, I'm not even pregnant and i would be as irritated and aggravated as you are.<br><br>
I babysat last year for my sons best friend and his 6yr old sister. can i tell you this child nearly drove me to drink? I am clenching my teeth as i type this. anyway, this year i am only babysititting the boy (and you should know i didnt get paid last year or this year, i do it out of the goodness of my heart) because i just couldnt bear the thought of 5 minutes with that child.<br><br>
I am so much happier. and so is my household.<br><br>
I suppose that hormones could be making your temper shorter as well as patience. i just wanted to let you know i have felt the same way.
 

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It doesn't sound like hormones to me-just common sense!As a currently pregnant mom of two already out and running,I make it a health point not to cause myself any more stress or uptightness than absolutely nessecary.I can't belive the immense disrespect of your neighbor to you and to her child for obvously not handling the situation.-And to expect you to watch her when she's sick!Hello!<br><br>
Now that I read this,I'M sounding hormonal!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> hee hee.
 

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I felt short-tempered throughout my middle trimester, BUT I don't think the situation with the child you're babysitting is just your hormones overreacting. She sounds supremely irritating, and hopefully you won't have to do it for much longer.<br><br>
This summer my own child went through the throes of 2-year-old-dom (he's about to turn 3 this week) and I was seriously going insane with him. I did what I never thought I'd do, I enrolled him in a little play-oriented preschool 3 mornings a week. Things were suddenly sooo much better between us--he was not stuck with a mom all day who did not have energy to keep up and did not want to go out in the Florida summer heat, and I got 9 hours off a week to just stare at the wall, if I felt like it. The short-temperedness and yelling virtually disappeared.<br><br>
What I'm saying is, look at the total balance of your life right now and see if there is some way to give yourself a break. If that means not watching the other children or certain ones of them, so be it. It will make your whole life better in quality.
 

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Oh nuts, are 6 year old girls really difficult? Two of you have complained about them, so now I'm worried about when my new one is 2 and my dd is 6. :LOL<br><br>
I don't think you are hormonal. I have a hard time with other people's children at times. Is that bad? Some of them just really drive me crazy and I try to be nice, but it can be hard. For me I just feel like even when they are in my house, I don't want to be the one "disciplining" them. I used to have 6 and 7 year old girls coming to play with my daughter when she was a baby. Their parents would say not to feed them, send them home if they were hungry, but it seemed like they only came to my house to eat or get away from their parents. I got to where I felt comfortable enough to tell them what to do and what not to do. Now I have an almost 5 year old girl coming to my house, but I never know when she's coming or when she is leaving. I let her come in and play because she and my daughter get along well, but she always has to be the leader and dictate what they do. My daughter will suggest things but then acquiesce to what the other girl tells her. If my daughter isn't in a cooperative mood, the other girl will just go home. Oh well, I can't really complain because she is a nice little girl, it's just difficult taking care of other people's children sometimes.<br><br>
And the sick thing, yeah, that would really bother me!
 
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