Yeah, about that.

I was all excited that there was school today even if it was a two hour delay.  Then the dreaded phone call came that school had been canceled all together.  Yay, for me.  Said in sarcastic tone while curled up in the fetal position as I start to twitch.

So, I've had four kids miss 3 out of 4 days of school this week.  The older kids are completely fine if they have unlimited time on the computer, TV or phone but the babies are another story.  The five year old LOVES to annoy the crap out of her older siblings.  She really gets great pleasure in being a brat.  Then the baby gets great pleasure in annoying the five year old.  She loves to pull her hair!

Which leaves me, yelling telling them to stop and leave each other alone.  Yeah, I know they are useless threats and never get heard.  What's a parent to do?

My suggestion, selective hearing.  I do it all the time.  As long as I don't hear a blood curdling scream or see blood then they are on their own.  Know what I mean?  A mother knows the difference between a "fake" cry and a "I'm really hurt" cry.  We also know the cry that an older sibling has hurt the younger one and will run to defend their honor so to speak.

I'm trying to have patience but I really cannot find any extra around.  I'm sick and don't feel well.  I just want all the kids to listen with their listening ears and help a mommy out.

My advice to them:

Suck up and deal!


KentuckyGal said…
Yeah, I've spent the majority of this year on medical leave from my job, so I'm getting a whole lot more "quality time" with my kids too! *lol* Seriously, though, I love 'em.

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Supermom said…
Hi KG!!
Nice to meet another MBC member!! I just joined a few weeks ago and I have enjoyed meeting blogging moms and finding some amazing blogs to read!!!

I'm sorry you were on medical leave. Are you feeling better???

*quality time* ha ha ha SO, that's what you call it??? :)

Please come back and chat again.
Michelle :)