Feel like I'm going mad - easter hols!

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Flower, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Flower

    Flower Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2008
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    Not sure where to post this ....

    I have a 7 mth old son and two step kids. Its the easter hols, and normally all is well. But obv. my focus is on my baby, and the older child has had a friend over today - and honestly you couldn't tell they've been in the house - good as gold as usual.

    However, the eight year old .... well it was non-stop telling off! Today was the last straw! For example 'please put the shopping trolley away - go around the cars this way' tries to career into a brand new porcshe! Cook dinner for us all, have to seperate the 8 & 10 year old, mean while all I can hear is 'don't do that you'll hurt him' I ask the 8 year old to do something meanial like fil up the rabbit food and all I get is endless question 'how' even tho its been explained a thousand times before.

    I obv. haven't got the focus/patients as before as I'm looking after my 7 mth old baby. Today i've had to tell my partner that I cant' cope with the 8 yr old as he never listens to me and I don't think I can adequately look after him anymore! My partner has since had to take time off work.

    I feel really bad - I had a big shouting match with the 8 yr old today - I apologied for over-reacting, but I honestly can't cope with him anyomore. Do you think it was ok, I feel bad that my partner has had to book time off to look after his son - even tho I'm at home while he earns all the money?

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