Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Play With Me, Mommy!!!

"Normal" kids are demanding, right? "Normal" kids want you to play with them EVERY second of EVERY day, right? I'm completely exhausted! Yesterday, Marshall was EXTREMELY demanding and I didn't get anything done at all!!! I tried to do laundry and dishes but it was impossible when he was asking me to play with him all the time. I do play with him, even if it isn't fun. Oh, he's a funny boy but he's very particular about what he likes to play. Right now the big thing is Marbleworks. He wants me to watch as the marbles go down the ramp. Then I have to pick them up and give him the ones he wants so he can put them down again. Not my idea of fun. Then, he wants you to build him a new ramp. He's the same way with trains. You can't actually play WITH him, you're just there for moral support and to fix the track when he decides he doesn't like the way it is. I don't know what will make this boy happy. It seems nothing will. He is only happy if he has a friend at his beckon call 24/7.

Today, he had school and I thought that meant he would be better. The first thing he said to me when he got home was, "Can the baby go to sleep now so we can play Marbleworks?" I had told him that the baby could swallow marbles so he couldn't play with it while the baby was awake. I babysit an 8 mo. old baby girl, a 4 yr old boy, and then I pick up their 8 yr old brother after school. The baby was CRANKY and only wanted to crawl around and get into stuff she wanted!!! She's a darling little girl but I did not enjoy her today. Is it OK to say that? I finally had to put her in the crib and let her cry because I couldn't do anything that would make her happy. I think she's teething.

I'm so worn out!! I don't get time to recharge. I just dread going to sleep. That means tomorrow will come, and with it, more stress! I feel like I'm at a breaking point. I'm not sure how much longer I can handle the stress. Sometimes Marshall seems like just a typical kid but he's not. I've got a 9 yr old boy so I know there is a huge difference between two. Yes, every child is different but not THAT different. I'm going to bed now..


Adam and Kristyn Marker said...
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Happy in Holland said...

Hang in there. Hopefull tomorrow goes better. One of these days the stress will just disappear, right?