Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day 18 and counting...

I don't have the best update. By that, I mean I'm not even entirely sure what is going on. From what I understand, the work that we needed done today has been done, or is still being done. However, Mike is not finished what he needs to do, so now he is leaning towards staying here another night. Today, I am very discouraged. I am trying to clean up all the mess that has been made in this house, by my boys, and guess what? They won't help me. Nope. Not at all. Despite consequences, lack of rewards...etc., they simply will NOT help. That means on top of doing all the laundry, cleaning both bathrooms, cleaning the floors, vacuuming, and packing all our stuff, I also have to pick up the thousand pieces of lego that are dumped on the floor, and all the other toys that have been tossed all over the place. I find it completely unjust that I should clean up any of their mess, particularly when I have warned them day after day that they would have to do it. I have tried everything to get them to clean up, but nothing has worked. I am very, very angry. So in the end, it will likely fall on this mom yet again to do all their work for them. I am sure this will sound extreme, but I seriously want to cancel Christmas in our house this year. At least one of my boys doesn't seem to care about anybody but himself, and I don't see how heaping a bunch of new toys and belongings on him for Christmas is going to benefit him at all. I hate that the expectation is there.

Anyway, I will stop ranting before I really get going. All I really need to say is that it looks like we are not going home yet, and this desperate house mom is not doing well.

2 comments:

ChristyK said...

This might be a harsh consequence, but what if all the Lego were left behind? Or given away? Not sure if they are yours or grandparents though...so might not be an option. Friend of mine does this with her kids....don't clean it up, goes in garbage bag to garbage or goodwill. And she doesn't give it back. Couple of those and kids were helping. Not easy hun! Just take some deep breaths and make some time for yourself as a sanity break if you can somewhere. And look forward to Friday night!!!

Jo said...

Don't they say that Santa knows if you have naughty or nice? Glad you are back in the house, sorry it's all topsy turvy... been there, still doing that! Feeling your pain!