April 27, 2009

Monday Musing: Complaining

While I try not to complain much on this blog, since there's nothing more annoying to me than whining when you are a well-fed, sheltered American, I just have to vent about the awful weekend that I had. Nothing major, just a long, hot, whiny weekend with a toddler that is hell-bent on destroying everything in his godzilla-like reach.
Preparing to stomp Pennsylvania while clutching a school bus
Before I go any further, I must return to the complaining topic. I try not to complain because there are so many strong parents out there with very sick children or those who are yearning for children of any sort, even the whiny, godzilla ones. So my venting is really more for my sake rather than wanting pity from my dear readers.

Back to my rant: did you ever just have one of those days or string of days where every annoying thing just compounds upon itself? Of course you have, especially if you're a parent. Well that was our weekend. We had grand plans of working on the garage and going to our town's block party but those were immediately crushed by the chief whiner, who is just over a year old.

Let's see. It started with tons of laundry to be caught up on (still sitting in the basket as of today), a major ant problem due to all the crumbs that SoJo drops while eating/playing, and a desire to clear out the flower beds for spring planting. Well, none of those things got done until late at night. And who wants to be up until 10 cleaning?

And guess what...it continued into today! That's why this post is so late in getting up, since I had part of it written this morning before swim class (which was the day's highlight). Now I'm not sure where I want to take the post, since I've kind of cooled off from the boy, now that he's been in bed for an hour, the dishes are washed, the toys are put away. It's still darned hot, but I can already feel the cool air coming through the windows. Tomorrow is always a new beginning.


  1. Oh yes...I had a whole week like that this week. Lily was being EXTRA destructive, and was literally all over me because she is teething and suffering from a cold.

    I know what you mean about not complaining, but at the same time, we're here to support you in those frustrating mommy moments. :) I hope things settle down soon!

  2. Umm, I have one of those at home. Although remarkably I managed to vacuum and mop the floors and bathe the creature today, which felt like a breakthrough... still have two loads of laundry to fold before I go to sleep, though. While my tiny stomping monster sleeps.

    And, just for the record, that SoJo sure is a cutie pie! Evil force of destruction or not...

  3. Another mum here who knows EXACTLY what you mean! It's better to have a little rant here rather that to let it get you really angry.
    Hope you don't face too many of those days..but, unfortunatley I know you will.
    Have a great day.

  4. Oh but he looks so cute! And, just wait one day (and it will feel like tomorrow) he will be a teenager...

  5. Cute as a button, yes but holey moley, can't you just see the dictator oozing out of that kid?

  6. We had a hot day earlier last week and the power went out! I was really grouchy that day! It's the heat, I tell you!

  7. When you're feeling overwhelmed by your little boy, just tell yourself, "At least there's only one of him!" I have twin boys, so multiply your frustration by AT LEAST two and you'll know what some of my days are like! LOL I know I am very, very blessed, but sometimes that's the only thought that gets me through the days when I'm not sure I'll survive my boys!

  8. Is it whining or just letting out a whelp of frustration? :)

    I know how you feel because I've had them days and by bedtime I want to pull my hair out and run nekkid screaming down the street...hmm. well I guess you get the idea...and I have two...and want MORE! I must be losing it.


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