The past few days has been rough. Yes, I have had moments of parenting genius… but for the most part I am feeling like I am drowning in a puddle of frustration. Parenting is hard work. Yes, I say it again and again and again. Parenting my three boys is hard. Yes, they are stinking cute… but equally challenging.
My boys are on summer break and I think they (as well as Mommy) are missing their structure and routine. This free-for-all summer fun is a bit overwhelming to all of us. The disrespect and attitudes from my children are more than I can bare.
If I am to be completely honest… Mommy needs a permanent time out.
Is there a place where Mommy’s can go to be alone and be refreshed? Is it a magical place where there is no whining, no fighting, no naughty words, and not a child in sight? I think time out seems like a dream come true! This Mommy needs a time out… often!
The boys need a time out. We need structure and routine to our chaos filled (yet fun) life.
I would love any tips and tricks you might use to create a fun-filled and yet organized (happy and not stressful) summer routine.
I would also love if you have any books or websites that you could direct me to regarding teaching children to be respectful of those in authority. Mommy needs a time out.