Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Can I quit?

My back aches from lugging around hockey gear, backpacks full of homework, babies, dogs, groceries. My throat hurts from screaming. My jaw hurts from clenching it. My brain hurts from trying to outwit an 7 year old evil genious.

I had to stay away from the group of moms at hockey who were busy perusing travel magazines, because I might have inadvertently killed one of them. They were all able to sip coffee and read magazines while their extra child (they have 2 boys each) sat and nicely played with yu-gi-oh cards or something. Instead I plucked my boys off of the rafters about 9 times, said 'no' to various requests about 1500 times, lost a child or two about 7 times and chased Kira around for about 6 miles.

I'm losing it here.

4 comments:

LORRI said...

YES YOU CAN! QUIT, QUIT, QUIT!!! LOL I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. WHAT ARE WE, BESIDES SLAVES THAT CATER TO OUR CHILDRENS' EVERY NEED? WE HAVE NO LIFE OF OUR OWN. WE ARE BOUND FOR LIFE TO UNGRATEFUL AND UNFORGIVING CREATURES THAT WE HAVE BRED. WHEN WILL THEY GET IT? LOL OH WELL, LIFE GOES ON AND SOMEDAY THEY WILL GROW UP, MOVE OUT, AND WE WILL MISS THEM FOR SOME ODD REASON. LOL HANG IN THERE MOMMY! I GIVE YOU AN INTERNATIONAL HUG. LOL HOPE THINGS GET EASIER FOR YOU HON. TTYL!

Kathy said...

hugs, I feel for you. Every time I went to the rink with Paul I would see at least one mommy like you, trying to keep the little ones happy and "be there" for the one on the ice. I don't blame you for avoiding the travel mag moms! The sad thing is, not too long from now you will actually MISS these days (unless you opt for the shock treatments LOL) Paul has never forgotten the fact that his mom was at every game he played . . . your kids will be the same way.

Girl in Progress said...

Ugh, I feel for ya, and I'm not even a hockey mom. That is how it is for me ALL of them time. There is no time I'm not having that 'on the edge' feeling.....chasing kids, yelling, telling them they obvious, looking for them..and they are 14, 12, 11, and 4.. You'd think with the oldest I'd get a break..lol Sorry hon...I hope it gets better as they get older....it's hard to say. I just don't get it sometimes.

ANTHONY'S WIFE said...

I'm ready to quit - I don't know what the heck I was thinking to have 3 kids playing ball all at the same time! lol. Luckily Kelsey's games are during the week so any conflicts will be more practices and Saturdays for Noah's and Kelsey's games. ay yi yi!

Hang in there hon!