Saturday, August 9, 2008

WTF? I'm an only child!

OK – so let’s get it out of the way right now – you know I love my kids, right? I love them more than anything in the whole universe. I love them more than I ever imagined I could love anything – they are wonderful and sweet and beautiful and perfect. You got that?

OK, good.

These kids are driving me out of my fucking mind.

I am sure a lot of it has to do with the fact that I am an only child and have never experienced it firsthand, but Oh. My. God. the fucking fighting is making me insane! I know they love each other, but Lordy, in between those sweet moments, I want to kill someone.

And considering that this is all new, fresh hell for me, their dad needs to calm the fuck down. You would think that with 6 sisters, he would be used to it, but no – none if it ever interrupted his football game before, so he’s evil and it makes everyone else more tense and stressed. That’s pleasant.

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9 comments:

Karen said...

This is the part of parenthood that you just can't prepare for.

illusivejoy said...

That made me laugh out loud. I love to see parents that aren't afraid to be real abou the more negative emotions that parenting can bring up. Sending you a virtual Martini....

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flutter said...

Oh honey...I cannot even imagine

vic said...

I remember what me and my sister were like. I'm so glad I only have one. I feel for you girl. And why is it that men are always useless just when you need/want them to be useful?

Burgh Baby said...

Blog post #193 supporting the Alexis Should be an Only Child side of the debate.

albamaria30 said...

I'm curious as to what they fight about. I mean, I have two, but they are so young, I just figure fighting over the same toy is part of the territory. Then, when they are older, no doubt they will fight about clothes, friends, boys, etc. What do your two fight about? Is it along the lines of, "You're breathing on my side of the room!" 'Cause, yeah, that would drive me nuts. And will someday.

hang in there. Leave them with Mr. B for awhile -- go get a drink! I had two sibs, too, so I'm painfully aware of what I'm in for. You had no such prep.

rpm

Days like These! said...

I am toasting my glass of likka right now to you! I feel you. I feel you.

The going out of my fucking mind part of course ;)

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

OH - I KNOW THIS ALL TOO WELL. What is it? Are they ready for school to start already? My girls either want to hug or strangle each other; no inbetween. AND I SO want to kill them both - I have girls and girls scream and bicker and scratch and pull ... UGH!

Yeah ... come to my house for a Mojito and we can kick the kiddies outside for an ultimate fighting contest! Sound fun, huh?

YouToldHarpoTaBeatMe said...

I'm with Tanyetta...

*pouring out a little licka for your sanity*

I know it's sitting up in Heaven, smiling down at you. I'm an only child too, with 3 trolls. The last child? Oh my Gawd. If he was 1st, he would've been my last. My older 2 rarely ever battled...until the youngest one came along.

...and to think, my Mother thinks I should have ONE MORE! The woman's nuts. I keep telling her that she should've had more kids instead of expecting ME to churn out more. She's no quitter tho. I'm due to hear it again soon.