Most of you that follow me on Twitter or are Facebook friends are well aware of all the changes going in my life. For those of you new to the story here’s a quick rewind:
Hubs got a new job that took him across the state. We lived apart of 11 months. Now we are back together in a tiny house. The plan was for me to stay at home with the boys (Bubba-4 and Dude-2) and work my Pampered Chef business.
However, I am miserable. I am lonely. I am losing my mind. My boys have become monsters- tantrums, fighting, whining, and destroying things. I have lost control and have no idea how to regain it. I tried sticker charts and punishments. I have tried lots of exercise to wear us out.
This past weekend Hubs and I went to Chicago for the Warrior Dash. We left the kids with my family (thanks Mom and Shelle, btw) and had a great time with good friends. I feel refreshed and ready to try again, I think.
But I have also polished my resume. I sent it to the local school district, I am sending it to the hospital, a few offices, even retail stores. Am I a bad mom because I can’t hack it at home with my kids? I have spent the last 8 years as an elementary(well only 2 years there because that was not a great experience) and middle school teacher, yet I am being eaten alive by my own flesh and blood.
Moms, how do you do it? How do you stay sane? What helps keeps your kids from going crazy and destroying your home? I need your tips, tricks, hints, and help. Please, share with me or you might read about me or see me on the nightly news before the end of the summer- and not because I am mother of the year!!