Sunday, July 31, 2011

All Worn Out!

"The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents"

I am totally and utterly exhausted. This afternoon, when we got home from a fun but busy outing, I curled up on the couch with a cup of tea and a sinful slab of caramel slice and enjoyed a moment (albeit brief) of relative peace and quiet.

How can four children be so draining? Surely, a grown mature (!?) woman like myself can handle a day of the constant demands and shenanigans of a handful of kids? I'm in charge....I'm in control.......therefore I should easily manage any situation thrown at me.

So I chased Miss Tornado Two endlessly, I constantly reminded Mr 5 to stay out of trouble, Miss 8 asked for things on a continuous basis and Mr 10 was in a bit of a 'mood'.

By the end of the day I was shattered. Hubby was busy at work, so it was all up to me ( and my friends who stepped in when I needed it - thanks!)

Usually, I'm not so perturbed. Usually, I take it all in my stride, but sometimes the constant demands get to me.....and I want a little time to myself...or to sit in chat without an interruption....or to go to the loo without a visitor.....or to sleep at night without a little body wrapped around me.

They're lovely....really they are, but today I'm worn an old pair of shoes.

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  1. Oh Lene! I hear you loud and clear. The only way I've coped with parenting and the neverending tirelessness that goes with it is that at the end of the day, when my head hits the pillow, I can relax. Even after they're asleep, you can never be sure that that's it for the day. One could wake after a nightmare or one might come into your bed. If only someone told us, hey? LOL Hope you get a good night's sleep tonight.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  2. Me too!

    Sunday was spent hitting the shops to return something, buy something and lunch for us all. Include a romp in the hamster balls at Robina for our birthday girl and her brother and I was done!

    Nanna nap was in order.

  3. I hear you! Old shoes here. Tired. Scuffed. ;)

  4. I feel exactly the same way. It's bloody relentless. x


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