Happy Shiny Unicorns And Sparkly Fun Love Time?
"You hate me."
"You never let me do anything."
Happy School Vacation Everybody -- I hope you're having just as much fun as I am. Of the TWO phone calls I had today -- I was embarrassed during, oh, BOTH.
This is why I don't get on the phone -- and cannot imagine how those of you who DO work at home -- like with Real Adult Conversations? get it done without locking your children outside.
I am on the phone with a Super Company Who Sells Things That MM Would Love To Share With You, and all hell breaks loose.
I try to hang up pleasantly and without too much noise, and realize the wind has taken a box of cardboard and scattered it all over the yard. I go out and get freezer burns on my fingers while a child gets on the phone and gets herself invited to 'iceskatingrightnowbutIhavetogorightnow' while I am knee deep in trash, in my pajamas, while she is still hyperventilating from crying the first time.
I say, "No. Not today. Tell her thank you." The end, right? HA. Not here. I explain to her, I am not dressed, the baby is sleeping, I can't just GO right now. You've never been skating before, and Today? you're going to start with someone's mom I have never met?! No. Not after THAT drama. Sorry.
Then, it's the "you hate me, this is why everybody hates you" game. Locks herself in the bathroom, I kick her out because she starts banging the wall. Up to your room, and then the wailing continues.
"I hate everyyyyybodyyyyyyyy!
Good that's 50% of my children that hate me today -- and at least two from the interwebs that now think I live in an asylum.
It's pretty close. Can I haz job now?