There is such a thing as too much quality time. After almost 5 days of non stop quality time with the kids, I am about to get on a plane and fetch Rose myself.
I am tired, I am heavy, I am grumpy, I am v v busy and I am rapidly running out of a sense of humour.
I think if I didn’t have to work full time while being a full time SAHM (spot the error there), then it might be easier, but there are only so many hours in the day.
Here are some of my pearls of mothering brilliance uttered this morning:
1. To Adam after he hurt Kate for the third time in a row. (PS it was only 7:30am and they already had 3 arguments)
“If you hurt your sister again, I am going to hurt you, and I am much bigger than you so it will hurt A LOT”
Beautiful. Threaten your child with violence. Solve violence with violence. What a winner mother.
2. To both Adam and Kate after they decided they didn’t feel like eating the breakfast I had just made them:
“Fine, don’t eat it then. Starve to death for all I care”
Great. That caring attitude is going to stand them in good stead for life.
3. To both of them in the car on the way to school (thank GOD for school!) after 5 minutes of non-stop whining and ‘she/he’s teasing me’
“BOTH OF YOU KEEP QUIET!! You look out that window and you look out that window. Don’t look at each other, don’t touch each other, don’t say a word to each other. In fact, if you don’t utter another word the whole day, I will be VERY HAPPY!”
Yes, things are going extremely well at home. Much fun is being had by all.
* The home schooling remark is not a judgement or endorsement on those who home school (I know it can be a sensitive issue), it is merely a statement of fact that I don’t think I could handle being with my kids 24/7. I need those few hours a day where I happily (very very extremely happily) send them off to school. But then again, I am a clearly a baaaaaad mother.