My kids are home from school today. Our district is having a staff development day. It is only 11 a.m. and they are driving me crazy already. No one is listening to me. There seems to be one mini battle after the other. Did they all wake up on the wrong side of the bed? These are the days when I feel trapped with nowhere to hide. Every five minutes, I hear another one yelling, "Mom, tell him to stop!" The bathroom is becoming my two minute sanctuary today. Twelve years with kids wears on me some days. Twelve years of sleep deprivation doesn't help either.
Gratefully, the rain has stopped, and the sun is peeking out from the clouds. Time to let my "animals" out for some air and hope that things settle down. My daughter is complaining about something upstairs. When will the whining stop?
As I said yesterday, I need to get back into yoga. Breathe. Relax.