The last 24 hours, my kids have been INSANE!!
My youngest (20months) has been super overtired and I can't do anything for him whatsoever. When he's not crying and fighting sleep he is getting into everything he shouldn't.. then tantrumming when I try to distract him. He's so overtired but even when i spend hours getting him to sleep his big brother wakes him up again or he just wakes himself up.. He doesnt want to be picked up, he doesnt want to be put down, its hopeless! I'm 13 weeks pg and lifting up and down and having a 13kg 20 monther flail and dive around in my arms is making me feel like my spine is going to break out of my back and crumble on the carpet!
My Eldest (turning 5) is being ridiculously NAUGHTY! He argues about everything, he's whining that he's hungry/bored but wont do/eat anything I prepare for him. He fell asleep on the drive home from my sisters this morning (when she got so sick of his incredible behaviour she needed us to leave) obviously hes overtired too, but he woke up the moment I popped him down in bed. He's trashed everything, he broke a stick outside brought it in and was hitting his brother with it! He's been terrorising his overtired brother and screaming and carrying on like a two yo when I put him in his room/have things taken from him for it! He's destroying things and being entirely satanic! I had to physically hold his bedroom door shut while he raged on the other side of it, threw things at it, and tried to forcefully pull it open, all while holding my 20monther on my hip screaming crying and climbing all over me trying to get down (even though as soon as I put him down he either drops or tries to climb back up)
The entire house is trashed, I hadnt done the dishes since yesterday because I was absolutely exhausted from the kids and the pregnancy, the lounge room is full of toys and cut up paper and little soldiers Ive asked him to pick up maybe 100 times, the bedrooms have all the clothes pulled out of the drawers and cupboards all over the floor (except for mine) the lawns are overgrown because I havnt had a break from the kids to do them..
Theyre going to their dads tonight, and he then has them for a week and a half (usually never this long, but because of holidays etc) I feel entirely guilty for thinking this, and I know Ill miss them by tomorow, but I feel like I cant wait for them to go atm! How horrible is that! Im exhausted and flustered and having a horrible day!
I know that this is a normal thing that happens, they are just overtired and all kids have there angelic and satanic days. I get that. I know that its normal for single mums with kids and pg to have a trashed house every now and then. I have had these things happena million times before and usually I deal with it ok, not every time, but usually. its just I feel incredibly sick and tired of it all today and now I have the added guilt of feeling ready to hand them over to dad and celebrate! (or you know, pass out on the couch!!)