It’s been really hectic around our house lately. The blogging has kind of been pushed to the side, but we’re back!
Between the holidays and the store there really hasn’t been much time left. If someone told me a year ago that I’d take on all of this without Sopes around I would have been laughing hysterically, forget that, fucking crying! It’s actually been not that bad. Lists are the key – and crossing off makes me jump for joy!
On top of all of that, I’m trying to take my house back. What?!?!?!? Yeah, taking the house back – Mommy style! I’ve decided that the kids have too much of a say in this house. Everything seems to be an argument – they usually win. My guilt with Sopes being gone has dissipated! The bottom line is that he’s doing this for our family, and we all need to be grateful that he didn’t move us away again.
It’s been so hectic from the time they wake up lately to the time they fall asleep. Arguments over what they wear, what is eaten, when they play, when they go to bed, what chores they do and what we do for fun. I have finally had enough!
Four letter words are my friend – they do make me feel better. The last straw was this weekend when they were questioning purchases that were made. WTF?? My new favorite line is, “I’m the mommy that’s why”. I now refuse to even engage in their conversations of, “Why?” When their voices are raised at all, it’s straight to the living room – where there is not a damn thing to do – to sit. Seriously, I think there was a 3 hour rotation going on last night. They’ll get the message quick enough. Two weeks home on Christmas break in my possession should be long enough to curb this shit.
This may sound mean, but it’s not. I’ve been communicating with all of their teachers lately, and finding out that they are on their best behavior in school leaves me with mixed feelings. It means that they don’t act like complete idiots in public; just at home – which is great! On the other hand, they’re doing it because they can get away with it – not great.
This coming year, my New Year’s Resolution may sound a little off, but it’s to raise adults, not children. I’m determined to make them more independent, and along with this should come confidence. I admit that I baby them too much and it will only hurt them in the long run. If I show them that we believe they can do it – they will.
This is Sopes Friday blog – really late. This time it’s my fault – not his.