If 'boo hoo' and 'poor me' are not your cup of tea today, please close this window immediately because I am about to beat my chest and wail about how miserable I am feeling at the moment.
Before I begin with my bleating, let me just say that my life is awesome in a million different ways and I am incredibly lucky to have what I have. Seriously. I know this and I am grateful every single day.
Good, now that we have that over with, let me tell you how much my life sucks at the moment!
I have had a cold for a week now which will not go away. I feel constantly woolly headed and snotty nosed. We are having a heatwave at the moment (hello Summer, like WTF? Didn't you say goodbye a few weeks ago? What's with the redux?) Nothing worse than having a head cold during a heat wave.
My children are badly behaved, each one of them, and it is all my fault because I work too hard and spend far too little time with them, even though I work from home and am around just about 24/7. Adam is having emotional meltdowns (STILL!! At age 7!!), Kate is having serious attitude problems (think teenager attitude in a 7 year old) and Max is bloody naughty at home and at school. They also eat shockingly and I worry constantly that they are getting enough nutrients and whether I am scarring them for life because it is obviously all my fault that (a) I can't / don't cook and (b) I am too soft/busy/stressed to force them to eat vegetables and proper food. All I can say is thank god for vienna sausages, yoghurts and cheese because otherwise my kids would starve to death.
Oh, and Max is still not potty trained because his mother is too useless and too busy to have potty trained him yet. Can you spell L O S E R!
I am worried about some big (and small) stuff that is going on in our personal lives and in the personal lives of really close family and friends. Stuff that I obviously can't talk about.
I am not looking after myself properly, even though I know I should because I am either too stressed or too busy. I feel flabby, spotty, wrinkly, too thin and too fat at the same time. Oh, and my hair is getting frizzier by the day. WTF?!? Frizzy hair, spotty skin and too thin/too flabby body - I just know you feel immensely attracted to me right now.
Last night I spent half the night walking between Max's room and my room and the other half trying to sleep for longer than 5 minutes in whatever space I could find - my bed / Max's bed / the passage. So I now look a hundred years old. Which goes really well with spotty, frizzy and flabby.
And to top it all, I had a (minor) argument with my husband last night even though he was just trying to be nice to me. He made a joke, I didn't think it was funny, I snapped at him and hurt his feelings.
So that is pretty much my life at the moment. Sucky, busy and ugly.
All I can say is that at least I have a friend in Chardonnay. "Ye shalt not walk alone (or upright) with Chardonnay at your side". Cheers.
Some photos of the good things in my life (even if they are naughty)
A rare 'family bath' (normally Kate refuses to bath in 'boy water'). I love how different their complexions are. Adam is fairly dark, Kate is medium and Max is fair.
Adam is very into his sport now, so we play cricket a lot. Kate and Max relaxing under the tree (don't worry, we played with a soft ball in this game)
Here we played with the hard ball. Which unfortunately hit him on the leg. OUT LBW!