Wednesday, November 12, 2008

One of Those Days.

No scratch that. It's been one of those WEEKS! I think I lost my children somewhere on the commute home on Monday and picked up their evil tantrum throwing doppelgangers instead.

The whole week has been a whirlwind of tantrums, hitting, screaming, crying and it's only WEDNESDAY! Last night we put Justin to bed at 5:30 because he was throwing the hugest tantrum. He didn't want to take a bath, so he hit me and threw/splashed water all over the bathroom. Then when it was time to get out of the bath he threw himself onto the ground and started kicking me.

Tonight it was Dylan's turn to throw a hissy fit and get put to bed at 6:30. She cried the whole way home pretty much and then when we got home she was a little witch to her brother. She wouldn't leave him alone and attacked him when he tried to stand up to her for being a bully.

I'm totally lost with this. I don't know what to do with them. It seems like the smallest thing will set either one of them into a tailspin. Then I get angry, start yelling and just end up completely frustrated. The majority of the time they are the sweetest kids, but their brat factor completely trumps all of their cuteness.

I guess it's a good thing we restocked the wine rack over the weekend...I'm really going to need it by the time this week is over.


Jess said...

I hate it when the kids go through phases like this. It's frustrating and tiresome. All I can really say is hang in there! This too shall pass (as long as you have some wine, it can pass while you are giggling).

Annita said...

When they start acting out like that I get completely lost too. Truth is, my patience is running lower than usual lately, better pour me one as well. Mind if I join you? ;-)

Alicia said...

I get lost, too, and I only have ONE! I feel my neck and back get tense, making me grit my teeth, creating a headache, and finally finding that everything hurts from my head down to my toes.

I hope the rest of the week is better for you, Jenni.