I'm having a 'Calgon: Take me Away' kindof moment... my youngest has thrown 3 fits in the hallway floor (she's 7), my oldest has shown how truly ungrateful kids can be, and I am so tired of people telling me that things that I say are offensive or hurtful to them.
Issue one... Seriously, Kali is 7 yrs old... aren't we past the whining, screaming, yelling, throwing stage? She was swinging my dog around by his head earlier and I sent her to her room, (I was on the phone and I told her to sit in there until I was done on the phone) at which point she began to wail and thrash from the hallway floor. Seriously? 7 yrs old! It is times like today that year round school sounds great to me!
Issue two... Megs on the other hand, has been just as challenging, in her own way. We went to pick out a new Bible and nothing was good enough... Not the Bible I chose or the Bible covers I asked her to choose from and then to top it off she got all attitudinal because she wanted a highlighter that cost 3$ and I told her no, that she could wait until we went to Wal-mart. Now, had this been a shopping trip for fun, unnecessary things I would probably have set everything down and we would have left, but it was a Bible... you know, one of life's little necessities. And it isn't just today that is frustrating me... for about two weeks I've heard about how I make her do this and this and how miserable her life is etc. Gets a little annoying after a while! Anyone know of some magic solution to the tweenager?
Issue three... Two weeks ago it was my dean calling me in to get on to me for offending a student. Today it was a friend calling to tell me that I hurt her feelings... anyone else like to tell me I've done something hurtful/offensive? I cannot explain the hurt I feel when I get told that I have done something hurtful, because I most definitely do not do thinks out of malice or spite or say things that will hurt people. Not that I don't occasionally say things to people that I know will upset them... but not in either of these cases. And frankly, I'm tired of crying about it! I want to be one of those people who never offends/hurts people, but I'm not exactly sure how to make that happen, since I can't seem to not offend people currently!
Anyway, enough whining... I'm tired from VBS, I think I need about 14 hrs of sleep to catch up... maybe I will go work on that!