Monday, September 10, 2012
at 5:10 PM
Today, I really don't like homeschooling. I am so incredibly tired. The battle of a certain daughter's attitude is waging like a 10 year war. A lovely little one year old is enjoying making a mess of every room she enters. The sound of my children's voices are no longer sweet...they are grating on my ears like a fork on a china plate.
QUIET. I would love just some quiet. I wish I was the mom that drops her kids off at school, then goes and gets groceries and a cup of coffee while smiling dearly at the cashiers. I would love to clean my kitchen and not have to worry that everyone else is ruining the other room I just picked up. I would love to not hear "mom" for just 1 hour. Just 1 hour.
A man at our parenting conference said this weekend, "My wife would love to homeschool, but I won't let her. I want my wife when I come home from work, and I know that she will be a different person to be around if she homeschooled." HOW TRUE! I can not tell you how many women have said to me, "It must be nice to not have to do anything all day, every day." I kinda wanna strap them to a highchair for 10 hours and make them watch a video of "A day in the life of Annie". Yes, that would be nice. And maddening. lol
Ok, so now that my rant is over, I need to get up and get dinner ready and then take a certain young lady to her event tonight. And, I need to start counting. Some blessings that is. After all, every day is not like this. Many days, I find to be downright enjoyable. But, today...it just isn't. Today was the burnt corner of the brownie.