Friday, May 16, 2008

{frustrations}

Ugh, my 5 yr old! Errrr...he really, really, irks me! I love him to death, he has he cutest smile, and sweetest disposition...sometimes. Most of the time he's snotty, back talking, with the attitude of a 15yr old. I have no idea what to do with him sometimes. Right now I'm almost to the point that he's going to start sleeping in the "toy room" with no toys in there, the only thing he'll have is a mattress and his pillow. But for some reason I don't think that wil phase him either. What the heck am I to do? I yell, I put him in time out, I think that all he hears is me yelling at him so I try talking nice, I try grabbing his arm to get his attention (he always lets his gaze wander or starts doing other things while I'm talking to him), I'm just at a loss. I know it's my fault for how he acts now. It all stems (I think so anyway) from when Tom was gone when he was 18m old and I just kind of let him do whatever. Yes, I've learned my lesson. I didn't think it would be this bad though, Tommy never acted this way.

Then there is the hubby who likes to yell from the couch, up the stairs all the way to the other end of the couch. Usually right across me. I can't stand it. He gets upset when the kids need something, but heaven forbid I should be able to finish sliding something into a layout before I need to get up to get the kids something.

Ugh, I'm off to finish my drink and make another. We are "catcing up" on season 5 of 24. I really want to just go bury myself in my bed, but there are dishes to be done and laundry to finish so I won't be doing that. All this just makes me want to smoke!

2 comments:

meems said...

i fear the teen years! I can barely get my kids to do what I want now . . . wish I had helpful advice . . . but I don't :(

Kelly said...

Thanks Mimi - I fear the teen years too!