Are you constantly interrupted?

Canada
May 29, 2009 11:42am CST
Hi I have three girls, apparantly they all require my attention at the same time. If they don't get my attention (as in I need to drop everything right at that moment) then they start bugging each other. For the most part, when I tell them to hold on a minute, they will but there are some days that they feel my attention is more important then what I'm currently doing (talking to their dad, making dinner, cleaning the house, etc). It is constant from the moment they hit that door after school until they go to bed, all I hear is Mom, mom, mom, mom (you get the idea). It drives my husband nuts (he doesn't even have to listen to it as much as I do). I'm trying to make them a little more independent (getting their own drink, making breakfast, lunch, cleaning up after themselves) and obviously some days are better then others, however, they generally wait until I'm extremely busy and totally frazzled to have a level head about anything. My middle child was the youngest for 5 years before her baby sister came along...OMG, what a transformation. I cannot believe the crap this kid stirs up and her listening skills have totally flown out the window. The only time I would say they truly listen, is when we are out somewhere...then they are totally behaved angels. Any suggestions, thoughts, ideas, experiences or what you have done with your children are appreciated. Thanks
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• United States
30 May 09
I have the same problem with my three year old son and I think I finally got it down to were i ask the person that i am talking to to hold on for a second and i tell him he will not be getting anything that he wants until i am done with what i am doing and that i am busy and needs to wait and after repeting that for like three months he finally got it i think its just telling them and not giving in to what they are asking for
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• United States
29 May 09
Hi I am also interupted every day by my brother.
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
29 May 09
Boy do I feel your pain. Our girls are 6 and 4 and they are constantly yelling "mama!" to tell on the other one for something. We also have a boy who is almost two and he is getting as bad as they are. The words "wait a minute" are not in his vocabulary. If he wants something I better get up and get it now or i'll hear some screaming. And sometimes they will come in another room to find me and ask me something when their dad was right there. We've been trying to work with them too but haven't seen much progress yet.
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