Why could I manage a vendor, 2 locations, 800 employees, 12 million phone calls, 32 hotel contacts and 6 local employees but I cannot get my kids to listen to a GD thing I say?
I try. I swear I do. I have tried screaming. I have tried redirecting. I have tried ignoring. I have tried bribing. I have tried making expectations clear. I give undivided attention when I can. I get down at eye level and make eye contact keeping my voice clear and even without emotion.
What do I get in return? Spit on. Bit. Hit. Head butted and screamed at.
Most days are good but when the days are bad, they are REALLY bad. Unfortunately we have had 3 bad days in a row. Scratch that. We have had 6 really bad episodes 3 days in a row. Sunday was Rowan. Monday was Sloane (twice both surrounding sleeping) and today was Rowan then Sloane.
I will say yesterday at nap was my fault. I lost my temper and raised my voice and made Sloane cry. Today though? I changed my methods and REALLY did a good job. It didn't matter.
They crapped on my head and called it a Christmas present. (I have no idea what that really means but it is the best I can do right now)
I am mentally exhausted. Seriously. Numb.
My mom comes for a visit tomorrow and I am mortified my children will continue to be possessed by the devil and she will see that maybe I am a better career woman than mentor for my children.
I did however make banana struesel muffins for her arrival hoping to keep her in a sugar coma and oblivious to their horns and little red tails.
Now I get to "shake it off" and try to get into a romantic frame of mind.