Friday, January 25, 2008

Where is Prince Charming?

Have you ever had one of those days where you wish you could run away?  Lately I have been having those evenings.  I leave work, go pick up Sarah and come home and as soon as I walk in the door I am doing things and fielding questions and requests and demands.  Yesterday I didn't even get my coat off and I was on the run.  What's for dinner? The dog pooped under the couch again.  I want to go on the computer.  Meanwhile, there are groceries to be brought in, the sink is overflowing with dirty dishes, the house is filthy and all the kids are interesting in is playing games and being fed.  Never mind helping out Mom.  I'm just the unpaid help.  When I ask for help I get treated like I'm a slave driver.  Garbage belongs on the floor, toys on the floor, coats and shoes on the floor.  The cat is eating tinsel, the puppy is crapping everywhere.  Why did I get a puppy?  Why?  The cats want to be fed, the puppy wants to be fed, the kids want to be fed.  Who is going to feed me?  Who is going to help me?  Who cares about me?  I feel like I really have the short end of the stick.  I am raising tyrants and bullies.  Whiners and slackers.  I need Prince Charming to come in and save the day... or a maid.

7 comments:

nightmaremom said...

Get that list of chores going Linda...  they're old enough to handle some responsibility.  Chores aren't done when you get home?  TV off, no video games.  Stick to your guns.  Will say this... if my son knew the dog pooped behind the couch and didn't clean it up he'd be in some deep poop himself.  You'll run yourself into the ground if you don't Good luck
hugs
d

breakaway1968 said...

I agree with the comment below...get that chore list going.  I find my son does them faster without complaining if he know what he has to do and then he just does it.  He knows there is no other choice.  Ya isn't that nice...your suppose to clean up the poop even tho they are right there and know it's there?  My son tries that too!  KIDS!!  Sometimes don't ya just want to sell um!?  lol  I hope your day gets better :)

chat2missie said...

Time to put your foot down and assign chores.  You do need help and there is nothing wrong with the kids helping!!  Try to have a relaxing weekend.
Missie

fowfies said...

Puppy needs crate training...kids need a chore list. Lower the boom and make things the way you want and need them to be!

bhbner2him said...

We all have days we feel like that.  But you really should make some help from everyone mandatory.  Even if they whine, you'll be doing them a huge favor in the long run.  (((Linda))) -  Barbara

tendernoggle said...

You need some help! Give the kids a few chores to have done for you when you get home...
God bless,
love ya,
carlene

wwfbison said...

You would be better off with a maid...LOL!  I always think about women like you who have to handle everything & then work on top of it.  It has to be really tough.  I would put down rules & make the kids follow them whether they like it not, at least it might help alleviate some of your pressure.  
Lisa