Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Rant du Jour

Hey, it's been a while since I've b*tched. Exhaustion. That is the name of the game right now. I let Mary sleep in this morning since she was gone on a research trip all day yesterday - she had to wake up at 4 a.m. to head up to Maine. Though I negated my good deed when I got got pissed that she had made lunch plans with a co-worker. I thought that after she slept in, we'd actually get to spend a few minutes together. And suddenly I hit a wall when I realized this was my long night (Mary doesn't get home until after 9 p.m.) and that Cam will be home tomorrow. Not to mention it's my dad's birthday and he's supposed to come over tomorrow and I haven't gotten a gift or anything to make a cake.

Anywho, I've been having a problem of ZERO relief. Every time I leave the baby with Mary, she tells me how he cries the entire time. This of course makes me feel bad (for both parties). Mary thinks the baby doesn't like her and well, I don't want him crying. Of course, whenever I give her advice on certain ways to do things, she gets angry that I'm micro managing or demeaning her mothering. But I'm basically with the kid 24 hours/day so I know how he likes certain things.

Needless to say, after her long day out and my long day balancing both children, I got to say hello, hand off Cam and the baby and head to a pre-school board meeting. Lovely. Some how I feel like I've stepped back into high school except this time I'm not cool. Seriously, I don't connect with any of the other parents. Everyone is way older than me and I feel like everyone clicked at the potluck that we didn't attend (since my friend's wedding was that day). At one point, I was actually sandwiched in between 2 parents conversation. Ummm, awkward. In retrospect I should've just asked one of them to switch seats but I was caught up in being uncomfortable. One of them I've grown to dislike and as I was taking notes (as I'm the secretary), she started telling me things to add. Ah!

And during the meeting, the teacher pointed out how Cam gets along with one of the rather agressive children. Oy vey. We've actually told him not to play with this boy. He's always hitting Cam and well, it pisses us off. So at the end, his mom asked me if I want to do a play date in the future. So that was yet another awkward moment in the scheme of the pre-school from hell.

To back track a bit, we had a pretty good weekend. Saturday we went to the zoo and took Cam's friend D along. You'd think things would be more difficult with a 3rd child but just the opposite. D is such a nice boy and since he's not our kid, he listens to us and Cam would just do what he did so it worked out great. That's the one positive thing so far about Cam's school being a co-op is you get to know the other kids.

Sunday we went to some community day which was pretty fun. Cam painted a pumpkin and decorated a cookie. O.G. slept most of the time which was great since the day before at the zoo, he was wide awake and rather pissed off about being in the stroller.

Oh well, I'll leave you with some cute pics' of O.G. who went on his first slide over the weekend.


Trace said...

It sounds like you're doing the bulk of the heavy duty stuff. Ick!

Stacey said...

Hey there. I totally feel for you. It sounds like you need more of a break and Mary has to see that. It can be difficult being the one at home because you're dying to get out of the house sometimes.

I hope it gets a little easier and you aren't so exhausted. Take care of yourself!