Wednesday, February 1, 2012

House For Rant

Okay, so most of the time I try to stay on the up and up, but not today.
It's been one of those yucky days, we've been sick since Christmas(totally NOT kidding here)
and I haven't had a lick of sleep in what seems like weeks...well, you know a few hours here, 5 minutes there, you get the picture. I'm sick and GRUMPY today and I feel like pulling out the last couple of hairs left on my scalp.

This is what I see walking through the house today.
  1.  In the kitchen, there's been a peanut butter massacre, it's smeared all over EVERYTHING, the counter, the walls, the cabinet doors and drawers, the sink, package of bread lying on the counter, the knife, the handle of the knife, the lid and all outside of the jar.
  2. The living room, crushed and ground into the carpet as much as toddlery possible saltine cracker carcasses, little pieces of paper torn up just for sport, slimy wet kleenex arranged artistically on the computer desk, on the end tables, on the window seat, on the floor...etc. Books thrown randomly around with torn pages and an occasional chunk missing, shoes, sock/socks(they are never in pairs), pencils, papers from school, cups of water, a chunky puzzle without any of pieces within eye shot, a broken popsicle stick.
  3. The dining room: pretty much just an extension of the living room area...just LOVE that open concept living! The exception is plates, cups, crumbs, napkins, and various school items like broken crayons, pencil shavings, lids to markers, pencil lead...

I'll spare you any more details, as I haven't been into the other parts of the house. I won't even get into the behavioral issues, but it hasn't been pretty.
I love my kids more than I love myself, but today, I can't bring myself into "feeling" it.

BUT, I have the best hubby in the world, because he told me he's taking the kids "out" for dinner, so I can have some peace and quiet. I'll probably even miss them......


  1. Oh Debi, is it bad that this made me smile a bit while I sympathized with you? Be assured of my prayers heading your way. Some days the kiddos really do make the task of getting them to heaven seem like an impossibility, don't they? That is, unless they're trying to meet their maker sooner due to their behavior, in which case all those stink eye looks we throw their way just might grant their wish ;) Hang in there, you're a wonderful woman and your kids are blessed to have you!

  2. did you do that bilocation thing and end up in my house?

    (...all kidding aside...I know....oh boy do I know....deep breathe now, cup of coffee.......)


  3. Totally sympathize! And then I always miss my kids, too, when Vic takes them out for a bit. Hope your week ended better and that you have a restful weekend :)) Beautiful job, on the bathroom, btw; will have to pop over and see it in person!

  4. eek, I understand! Our house (and family) has been in the state for a while since I've been in early pregnancy. I'll pray for you all to feel better soon so things can get restored to 'normal'. :)