Tuesday, 6 March 2012

One of those days


Today was one of those days...

I was tired, but had promised to meet a friend an her kiddies for an early coffee. The little people were tired too and not keen on being rushed out the door, but I wanted to see my friend. Once out I knew it really was a big mistake. The five kids together were CRAZY! They would not sit still. Even bribery and corruption didn't work. We had two baby chino's spilled, as well as a coffee and one glass broken. Not to mention all the other mess on top of that. My friend and I didn't even get to chat at all. We then tried to do a spot of shopping, thought a little wander with the kids would work, it normally does, but not today. It was a disaster. We decided to go our separate ways and try meeting again next week, preferably at one of our homes. I don't know what it was but my little ones were wild. I got a few things done that I needed to then decided to head for home before things really got out of hand. But it was too late, by the time I got to the car Lyla was in full tantrum mode, because she didn't want to hold my hand whilst walking on the road, which I won't let her do! Then she didn't want me to help her into the car, tantrum, then she doesn't want me to do her seat belt up, tantrum, 'own, own, own' is all she would say, well in between the screaming that is. No negotiating or distracting would tame her. Even Riley told her she was being ridiculous 'mum has to do the seat-belts Lyla'. Of course I had to do up her seat belt. Of course every other person in the car park thought I was trying to cause her great harm for the screams of her, the loudest, most blood curdling of screams you have ever heard. And it continued. And I bloody hit my car whilst I was reversing because of those bloody screams and the distraction. And it continued, all of the way home.

I am exhausted, upset, drained, annoyed I hit my car and still tired.

But I am glad tomorrow is a new day. And I know my complaints are petty compared to what others go through. But I am not used to these tantrums, Riley was never like this, maybe girls are different, either way I do not like them at all. She is lucky she is so damn cute.

End vent.

I hope your day was better than mine.

xx


18 comments:

  1. Oh Jody - sounds like something was in the air today - we had a crappy one as well... Hoping you all wake up and have a wonderful day tomorrow xxx

    PS - and she is so very cute!

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  2. Oh lovely, those days suck!!!! I know them well! :-/ Some days the kids tantrum at everything no matter what you do. My boys both have those moments/days! It's especially not fun when trying to deal with it in the public eye, even though I'm sure most of the people around would have understood. Hope you get some sleep and have a fresh start tomorrow.xoxo

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  3. Oh lovely, those days are the WORST! Sorry to hear you had one and hope you get a great sleep tonight and wake up to a beautiful day tomorrow xxx

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  4. There are just some days which are pure hell! So sorry you had one of those today and really hope tomorrow is better. Much love! Xxxx

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  5. ahhh yuck!
    yep we've all had those days, there's just nothing good to be said about them. It can be so hard and depressing but try again next week.
    I think being able to vent is good.
    Even with my son being 7 and I organise play dates at friend's houses, there are times when it all turns to chaos and no one is having a good time and you just have to leave. Thankfully most of the time it's brilliant. I think it's really important to socialise and go and do things like that - for you and for your kids so don't be disheartened by a bad day. Not that I think you have been disheartened... as you said, tomorrow is a new day - hurrah!
    Eventually kids grow out of having tanties - sort of...

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  6. Something was in the air. Crazy times at our place too. When my kiddies get like that I hug them tighter and longer. Hope today's much better for you. xx

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  7. Something was in the air. Crazy times at our place too. When my kiddies get like that I hug them tighter and longer. Hope today's much better for you. xx

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  8. My youngest never wants to get into her carseat....sometimes I get the kids in on it to put an arm in each and then I buckle her up lol! I can totally relate, we have had many a shopping trip where I just want to cry once I get back to the car :/....

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  9. Days like that are so draining. Big virtual hugs lovely. Hope today is better for you. xx

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  10. Hi Jody, Is this what I have in store with Rowan. there's only one trantrum I can remember with my daughter Lauren, it was in the Balmain Post Office and she screamed blue murder, being a young mum and dressed in one of my dubious oufits (I was always testing fashion extremes) people just stood, tsked and stared at me. I was so embarrassed! Well she kept it up for at least 10 mins throwing herself all over the floor, then just like magic she stopped, looked at all the people and then at me and said "What Happened" with that I scooped her up and gave her a zillion kisses. I then said to her audience I love this child so much!

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  11. Yep we too have 'those' type of days and they are hard, but we get through them and tomorrow always seems so much better in comparison.
    Hope today is shining bright for you Jody :)

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  12. Hey, I know those days! Sounds familiar. Just want to crawl back to bed and start again in 24 hours. And from a mum of three girls, yes, they can turn on a drama-queen moment like nothing else. One of mine lay down, very carefully, in a mud puddle this morning before beginning her screaming fit. I hear Hollywood calling!

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  13. Sorry to hear you had 'one of those'. I know them all too well. At least they end and tomorrow is another day. Hope the week gets better for you. x

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  14. I feel for you love, I had one of *those* days on monday - had to ring hubby mid arvo to warn him what he would be coming home to! hope today has been better xx

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  15. What a day.

    Hit refresh and reboot. Tomorrow is a new day.

    xx

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  16. Oh jesus, sounds hideous. Only solution - wine and chocolate. Hope you're feeling better x

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  17. You poor thing! What a day, yuck. Terrible about your car. Even people going for a driving test don't have a screaming child in the car, so it would be terrible to try to drive while hearing her scream. Just tired I guess. Hope you have a good sleep tonight and it is a distant memory tomorrow x

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  18. Oh hun, I hope today was better. Some days you just wish you didn't get out of bed. I've had the tantrums with the seatbelt issue a few times. The little monkeys are so strong it takes forever to buckle them in with hands, legs and mouths flying everywhere.
    I'm not sure if its a gender thing or a personality thing, but Ruby throws much bigger tantrums than Jenson (even now and she's nearly 4 and a half). Much of it is when she is tired.
    So annoying about your car. I really hope today was better, and your awesome Oreo Icecream cake helped! xo

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