Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Pulling My Hair Out

Ever since I decided to not call my teenage babysitter again, I have been regretting it. While I still don't approve of her personal life, nor the fact that she left me high and dry for my daughter's dance recital, I am just about to go crazy!

I love my kids. I do. But, frankly, I am sick to death of them.

My daughter has camp in the mornings and then plays all afternoon with her friends so she isn't much of a bother but I would love to have her stay home and help entertain Liam for a little while! She is his most favorite person and thrills him to no end when she lavishes her love and attention on him but she is GONE most of the day. I've tried mandating a particular amount of time that she must stay home each day but then I am stuck with a neighbor kid who doesn't want to be at my house or is calling here incessantly! Sheesh!

And, my dear, sweet Liam. I love him (I am convincing me more than you) but this kid has cried for about the last 5 days straight. He is teething and I am ready to throw one of us through a plate glass window. A person can only stand so much crying before they FREAK completely out. And, I am thisclose to the freak out. I know it hurts. I know he can't do anything about it. I have given him ibuprofen and used the topical stuff but it doesn't seem to help. Why in the hell don't they sell paregoric any more?

Thank God my husband is home on Tuesday because someone is going to have to take care of the little monster boy. So, even though I am angry at the former babysitter, I am fighting very hard not to just say screw it and please, please, please save me from another day of crying and incessant fit throwing.

So, I need some teething remedies stat: what works for you? If this boy doesn't stop the whining soon, I'll...well, I won't do anything except grouse about it some more but still, help a girl out, won't you?


anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Some Jack and Coke for you, and a toddy for Liam - hey. It has honey :)

Mae said...

It going to ok........Stop pulling your hair and enjoy the moments. have a wonderful day.

MamaGeek said...

I always say you do what you have to do so do what you wanna do. :)

For teething: did you try frozen fruit (bananas or anything in the freezer)?

Anyway, I feel ya.

Life As I Know It said...

Can you find another babysitter?

I have a similar situation - the Kindergartner is always playing with the neighbors, which leaves the 3 year old at home with boring old ME.

Christina said...

I found scotch on the gums really does work. (Did it once in a pinch.)

Also, the Hyland's teething tablets always helped us out. Some people don't believe they can work, and I didn't either, but it did seem to lessen the teething nightmare.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I have only used infant Tylenol. It seems to work, but it takes awhile. Good luck with everything!!