Thursday, August 12, 2010


They're driving me crazy today.

There I said it! Most days it's fine but today is my day to be short tempered and impatient. Today is their day to not listen and push my buttons. While I was brushing my teeth I was sadly thinking that I only have a few more weeks with them before school starts. I don't know how I'm going to get through the first day when I drop them off. The last 3 years I have taken Louisa to breakfast right after we dropped Marty off at his first day of school. Who am I going with this year? Who's going to help me punch my time card on my first day back to work? Louisa was always there with me, now who is going to reach up on their tippy toes and pull the handle for me?

Then I came downstairs and my two sweet babies had been replaced by two little monsters. "She hit me." "Because you called me butt face." "We need to go, we're going to be late." "Why does he always get to go first?" "Because I like him better." "I know you don't like him better, you're just saying that. He hit me again." "I didn't hit you. I tapped you." "Well stop tapping your sister." "Hey, she hit me back." "I tapped you too!" "Will you both please stop hitting or I'm going to hit you!!!"

Quiet in the car because they're pissed at Mamma. So I'm thinking again, what am I going to do with all that time? Who am I going to eat lunch with? "Get your feet off of me!!!" "You started it!"

I guess it's going to be like this for the next 26 days.

How did my sweet children go from this:

To this???

It happened in a blink of an eye, while I wasn't looking!

One minute I'm crying because my kids are going back to school the next I sending the little creeps to their rooms! I think it's a plan, it's so you'll want to send them out into the world. Go, for heaven's sake just go! But please come back; come back soon and tell me all you have learned. But be quiet because your giving me a headache with all that talking! Need me but not all the time, just when I need to be needed.

Today I went to get a cup of coffee from a little shop downtown. While we were sitting there I looked out the window and saw a lady wheeling a suitcase down the sidewalk and put it in her car. I told the kids, "See that lady with the suitcase? She's running away from home because her kids are driving her crazy. See the big smile on her face??". Don't think I'm too mean because I mess with my kids so much the don't believe anything I tell them. They both just laughed and said she wouldn't leave her kids! Yea, right!

But I know she (I) would come back because you can't live without your heart. Even if your heart gives you attacks every now and again.



  1. I don't think it's mean. I completely understand. When I was younger (and I'm adopted) I would tell my mom when I was in trouble or mad that I was leaving to go find my real mom. My mom would reply "I'll help you pack and when you find her and she sees how you are, she'll send you right back." I loved my mom dearly and we clearly knew when each other was bluffing. It's a great parent-child relationship when you have that kind of security. By the way, my son is 13 1/2 and it seems like yesterday he was the age your son is now. It goes by at lightning speed.

  2. Kathy, This was such a sweet post!

    I could honestly tell you horror stories from my sister and my relationship growing up. Im surprised my mother still has hair on her head from all of the terrible things we did. Looking back on it now, and seeing the people we have become- you would never know the things we did as children. We are best friends- my sister and I. The more I look back on it all, the more I realize it shaped me into the person that I am today.

    I hope things calm down enough for you all to look back fondly on these warm summer days and smile at the distant memory.

    Your Friend,

  3. Kathy,

    If we lived closer, the day you took them both to school I would meet you for lunch and we would have martinis to celebrate! Yes it goes fast. One day you will look back on this and smile. It will no doubt be when their children are driving them crazy! Get your bearings or a strong prescription,my friend. This is the easy part. You have yet to experience adolescence!

    Your Friend,


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