October 17, 2009

5 days of chaos/bliss

We have been awake since 4.45am this morning. On a Saturday. There wasn't even any football to go to. Are we insane you ponder? Just slightly.

In fact we had to meet the plane and say goodbye to The Hubbster and his mum, who are visiting family for a few days and then seeing the doctor to have his foot checked after his surgery.

So I am home alone for 5 days with only the kids to drain the life out of me with their constant whinging, nagging, fighting and their general disagreeing. Is disagreeing even a word? Through my 4pm glass of stress wine I don't know and don't care even less.

So we had lots of things happen today so I will progress in point form.

1. We met the plane at a ridiculous hour of the morning and waved bye bye knowing that The Hubbster would have a nice time visiting relatives and lunching whilst I held down the fort at home.

2. We went to Mcdonalds for breakfast where I witnessed a pathetic display of bad parenting by a mother who thinks it is acceptable to scream abuse and hit her three kids helplessly strapped into their carseats. At 7.30 in the morning. Could life be so bad for her that she has to bash her kids so early before having a coffee? Thanks to her, I am now striving to be the best mother I can be.

3. Dropped Miss D at dancing and put the fear of God into the other two that if they misbehaved whilst shopping in Lincraft I would bleed them dry. Or take their toys away. (forget point 2 about being the best mother I can be). They were only okay. I still had to chase them around the craft isle. And in the dvd shop. And in the supermarket. Get my point?

4. Went home to do some chores, and to wait patiently for 4pm so I could have a glass of stress wine, while the kids teased, annoyed and had little fights over every little thing. Remembering that I am striving to be the best mother I can be, thanks to the scary mother at Mcdonalds, I stay calm, don't yell and I refuse to make the kids lunch or let them watch their dvd until their room was tidy and the clothes packed away. Didn't that bug them.

5. Let the dvd be a babysitter for the afternoon (yes me bad but whatever works for the moment) then we showered, made yummy pizzas and I am just about to get them into bed for an early night.

6. Then I will watch my dvd and eat my pizzas and drink my wine and wish I had hired the really scary movie I had wanted to instead of feeling like a sissy girl and getting the comedy.


Foursons said...

Oh my gosh. That mom at McDonald's sounds horrible! That kind of thing makes me a little nicer too-except of course when my kids deserve Mean Mom.

jeanie said...

Congratulations on surviving the first day without melting down into manic McDonalds mother!!

Liz Mays said...

There's always tomorrow for the scary one!

Glad you didn't have to bleed the kids dry. ;)

News From Our Nest said...

Sometimes the best thing is a little space.. I like that I'm not the only mom who feels that way sometimes =) So there are crazy moms in all McDonald's not just the states? I wonder what it is about that place that brings out the crazy in people?