Raising a Farmer

Alot of work but always room for laughter

They are driving me Crazy

on July 31, 2018

As I am writing this they are screaming in the other room. By “they” I mean my two children. My two children who I love dearly but today I think they are the spawn of Satan. I can’t count how many times I have told them “Stop it!” “Seriously?” “You know better!” “Why would you possible think that was a good idea?” “Knock it off!” “Stop it!” My words mean nothing because they are still yelling in the other room. I have checked out. It has become a free for all.

We were in the field earlier waiting for a wagon of rye to be filled to bring home. I couldn’t take them anymore in the truck so I unhitched the wagon and brought them home. We went into the house and for about 5 minutes it was silence. Silence I knew was only going to last for a short time.

Motherhood is a wonderful thing. It truly is but there are times well, I question why I thought this would be a good idea? I love my children and I love being a mom but some days. Oh, but some days.

Social media tells us we need to have perfectly packed lunches with sandwiches in the shape of smiling faces. Or, we need to be happy and perfect every day and every night. Really? My daughter ate peanut butter on toast for lunch and it wasn’t made from unicorn tears. She is full and happy.

As soon as I say, “Oh man, if I could just line them up and give one good smack,” you get the gasp of “You can’t say that!”

Well, I just did. That is how I felt today. It’s OK to feel that. It really is. It’s OK some days not to like our children. It really is. I love them unconditionally. That doesn’t mean that they don’t annoy the crap out of me sometimes.


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