Thursday, 12 October 2006

Inadequacy.......

I am tired...... have been burning the midnight oil a bit lately and its all starting to take its toll(am not as young as i used to be!!).
I think i am a really boring individual. I read everyones clever posts and feel really inadequate. Maybe its just that i dont have a life!! Maybe because i am so trapped in being a referee during the school holidays - i dont know. I am feeling really run down at the moment. I really am a sensitive soul and the constant bickering and picking really get me down. Hey all you mums of older children, aside from locking the children in different cupboards, how do you deal with all the conflict? I get them out, I keep them busy, I do pretty much everything i can to keep the peace but they just seem to continually bicker.
What did i do wrong as other peoples kids just seem to mostly get on, or is this just an illusion. Hmm, no Mother of the Year awards for me..... maybe i should just go and sit in a corner and rock!!
Sorry for being so negative - the end of the holidays always do this for me!! Roll on Monday (although i am on bloody canteen, drew the short straw!!)

Big long sigh.........................

9 comments:

Cyndy said...

It is just an illusion, Jen......I used to combat the fighty, flighty kids by going to work...I still do...Yep, I'm up for Mother of the Year....They'll sort it out; hard as it may be, you don't have to refereee or entertain them all the time...Keep it up, you're nearly there xoxox

Anchell said...

My kids spend 95% of their time together fighting. The secret is to stop taking it personally and just IGNORE the little shits!

xxEloisexx said...

In agreeance with the above two. I get mad at Rhys for no reason. I shouldn't but I do. He just annoys me. But as he gets older we will get better. Jack and I are as thick as theives now. Although I dont know how thick thieves are. I would say moderatly but I am not sure. Anywho, before this turned into an epic. It will get better.
Ciao!

rainbowspirit said...

Wish i could go to work Cyndy, but i work in schools so i am on holidays too!!
I will try to follow your advice 'chell but i cant stand the sight of blood, maybe i could ignore that too. Just kidding.
I try to ignore them but the screeching really does my head in.... So then i turn into psycho woman. I dont care if they hate each other (i do really) but cant they do it quietly!!!!
Never mind - 3 sleeps to go - all is a bit better today, maybe the effects of the full moon is starting to wear off!!
School holidays is the reason alcohol was invented i think!! :-}

rainbowspirit said...

Thanks for your comments Eloise, right from the source so to speak. Ok so the only thing that will make things improve is time - well i have lots of that!!

Romy said...

My older girl is a total arse most of the time. The only way I like her is because I do not see her often enough!My younger one is Miss smart arse, as apposed to miss total arse!So I too am a total failure!

rainbowspirit said...

LOL - glad to hear i am not alone!!!

Cyndy said...

Been wracking my brain, trying to come up with something to go with...arse, but I'm empty...Yegods; they've stolen my smartarse-brain...damn those pesky kids!!!

Elizabeth said...

love kids.but love to see them return to school as well......
my kids never seem to fight at all- probably the six year age difference