How’s that for a title? It’s completely true though. Trent is just BAD. Maybe my perception is skewed because Gracie wasn’t anywhere CLOSE to this bad, so maybe she was the exception? I don’t know. I do know that this constant whining for EVERY.LITTLE.THING is driving me bonkers. I just want to lock myself in silence for a few hours. Some of the antics I’ve had to deal with these past 2-3 days directly as a result of Trent’s shenanigans.
- Both mine and Gracie’s mice were thrown in the tub while I was upstairs grabbing something
- I’ve caught Trent trying to carry the ferrets around by their tails and then throwing them
- Dory ended up being thrown in the toilet this morning
- He fell off the back of the couch climbing even though he’s been told NO probably 100 times
- Throwing things at Gracie
Now these might seem minor, but they’re the out-of-the-ordinary occurences and I’m not including the daily things like climbing into every chair imaginable, grabbing things on my desk, climbing on the table, etc. I’m just DRAINED. I’m sick of the whining, sick of the crying, sick of the yelling and sick of not liking my kid.
Randy helps when he’s home, but it’s 2 days a week and the other 5 it is all me from morning until he goes to bed. It also doesn’t help that even if I’m not the one doing the discplining or having to chase him, I’m still listening to the whining and tantrums and…. I just need a break and can’t get it. I don’t have another adult to ask if they can grab this or do that real quick during the day. It’s all me and I’m only 1 person.
Maybe winter is getting to me. Being cooped up here is not very good for sanity and it’s too damn cold to go and do anything. Not to mention, I have no desire to take the hell raiser I call my son in public alone. My anxiety is bad enough without everyone looking at me because my kid is screaming. I know other moms might have it harder but right now I don’t care. It’s my blog and I’ll vent if I want to.
I went to Dollar Tree the other day and bought some cups, but I realized that they were missing so decided to check in my truck to see if they fell out on the floor. I saw that my walkway looked like an ice rink littered with dog crap because a lot of the snow melted. I started slowly walking to my truck and just as I’m about to take the last step I decide to kick an apple that fell out of my veicle into the driveway a few days before. Big mistake. I slipped and landed on my butt/back and think I’m going to have some bruising. I didn’t hurt anything else, thankfully. I’m avoiding the outdoors for now… well, until Sunday when my knight in shining armor aka Randy can walk beside me and carry Trent out too.
I’ve been contemplating putting my desk together. I got the same one I have now because I love the design, but furniture that you buy at Wal-Mart and put together yourself isn’t designed for moving from one place to another. This desk is in its 4th home since it was put together and really needs to be retired. I just know putting the desk together since I take my time doing it is going to be in pieces here and there for a few days unless I get a huge surge of motivation.
I’m so over winter. It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s expensive. We did get a $650 HEAP grant, which will help out a little, but heating with oil is expensive. We keep our heat on 60 degrees at night, 55 when we leave for long time periods and no more than 70 during the day. Our bills have ranged from $419 at the lowest to $500+. I can’t wait until it’s warm enough not to use any oil at ALL. I’m also REALLY looking forward to getting into gardening now that we have a place for it.
Many times I go to blog and wonder why anyone would want to read what goes on in my daily life because it’s not all that interesting, but no one is being forced to read to I’m going to try to blog more since social media isn’t designed for long posts with minor life updates.
Trent is just getting over a stomach virus that gave him the most disgusting diapers ever (no photos or details, not interested in ending up on STFU parents) that also gave him a double ear infection. It’s been a very trying week for me because he hasn’t been acting like himself at all and listening to near constant whining for days on end is draining. He also likes to slap spoons out of my hand and spit medicine back out, so it’s been quite the adventure getting him to take any for relief.
We got our tax return last week and sold Randy’s blazer to get him a truck. We also got some vehicle parts, things we’ve needed around the house, bought a new screen and keyboard for the laptop and got a few add-ons to expand on the Vtech smart wheels train the kids got for Christmas. We got 2 more vehicles and extra track pieces. The construction set is also on the way. Gracie and Trent absolutely love playing with these and I can’t recommend them highly enough.
I won a giveaway for entry to the Color Run 5k, so in May I’m going to be doing my first 5k. Randy is taking the day off of work to do it with me, which was really exciting because he has been so supportive through my lifestyle change. I also volunteered to help out at Tough Mudder this year because I really want to do one and volunteering allows me to run for $20. I can either use it this year or next year, but I won’t make a decision until it gets closer to the date.
I recently got the J’Adore VoxBox from Influenster to test out and I have to say this is one of the best ones they’ve sent. I’ll be putting a post up soon with my opinions on each of the products.