By far this is the hardest job I have ever had. Most days I feel like I do ok, but today is not one of those days.
My Dh leaves for work earlier than us, so I get the kids up and ready for school each morning. Most mornings the kids (like most kids) don't want to get up. On the weekends they have no trouble getting up early on their own but that is another post. Sometimes its harder to get them ready and today was one of those days. It always starts out the same, I try to be nice, rub their back not shout but it never ends that way. After an hour of on and off arguing to get up (taking the covers off of my son, turning lights on and of course the inevitably shouting) my son ended up in the car naked. He would not get dressed. I know you might be shaking your head, how do you let a 4yr old control you and tell you that he's not getting dressed, just make him. And I felt this way too-before I had kids. I feel horrible for the way that things happened this morning. I feel like there was a point during the argument where I could have gone down either path and somehow I chose the wrong one.
I don't know what that moment was, and I can't get it out of my head. By the time we got to school (I dressed him in the car) he was so upset, and so was I. He wouldn't calm down or walk so I had to throw him over my shoulder and carry him in. Which mind you because of the surgery I'm not supposed to pick them up so now I'm a little sore. Not to leave out all of the dirty looks I was getting from other parents dropping their darling children off. After getting him inside I stayed as long as I could to try and calm him down-about 10 minutes or so. We were already late so I couldn't stay long, but it didn't help. I left with him screaming after me and I feel terrible. I called the school of course to make sure that he had calmed down and they said that he's fine, and I'm sure that he is. But I'm not. What happend this morning???
How did I miss that sign that said this was going bad fast??