Are Your Kids Driving You Crazy?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
August 13, 2009 10:34am CST
I really love the summer time. I love being able to do things with my kids outdoors. However, my kids are now driving me crazy. They are constantly fighting with each other. As much as I love them I can't wait for school to start so that I can get some of my sanity back.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I have those days from time to time. My children do not go back to school until after the first week of September and they got out in May. It's been a long time and they are missing the school day routine.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I can't believe how early your kids got done from school. You must be going nuts.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
17 Aug 09
LOL I have my days.
• United States
29 Aug 09
I usually check myself into a rubber room for a couple of weeks just so I can catch up on my sanity. We home school so we have our little ones 24/7 365, it can bit overwhelming but its worth it. Why don't you suggest a 365 day school year for students, they get bored with summer just like parents do.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I think I need one of those rooms myself. I don't have much sanity left. I don't think I could home school unless I really had too. If the kids had to go to school 365 days a year all day long they would go nuts. I know I would. I would miss the carefree days of summer eventually.
• United States
16 Aug 09
Yes my children have been driving me insane lol. My eldest daughter is only 19 months old and she is getting to her terrible 2's and I DONT LIKE IT LOL. She is stamping her feet, throwing hissy fits, screaming, "fake crying", and giving us the MEANEST look Ive ever seen on a child when she is scolded lol, her face is so serious, I have to turn away for a second so I dont laugh lol, it's actually quite adorable LOL!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Ah yes, the terrible two's. My kids are still having those moments and they are 4 and 7.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Just looking at the way things are, children now are very much different compared to the young ones before. Now, you cannot anymore, or find it hard to berate them if they misbehave. They would easily answer back as if they knew every thing in life. If you scold them, they would ran out of the house. If something happens to them, the parents are to be blamed. I was analyzing, why is it this way. Is it because parents have less time for their kids? But I have seen some parents who are really there 24/7. Maybe because of the kind of milk they drink, since most mothers now give cows milk than their own milk. I hope that all parents will have the patience to endure motherhood or fatherhood.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
It does seem like the kids these days are more daring to say things back to the parents. I don't know why though.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
it's normal...no matter how we want to be as patient as possible to our kids... there is always a day or two that we lose our cool
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
You are right about that.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
14 Aug 09
My daughter used to drive me crazy too when school is out. They started back on Monday though. I liked for her to be home but she was always wanting something ro planning our whole summer. she will graduate this year though.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
That's the hard part having to constantly keep them busy. When she graduates you'll miss those crazy times I'm sure.
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I understand... my brother and I have not been getting along very well either, lol...
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Sorry to hear that. Try your best to keep the peace.
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@indyoke (80)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 09
i also have kid, but she just 6 month old. So she don't annoy me much. Actualy i love do anything with my kid now, she so funny, see her smiles, laugh, and when she played some toys, it's make me happy. Iam enjoy it now
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Hold onto those precious moments. You're in for a bumpy ride.
@dbabcook (390)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I to enjoy summertime and spending time with the kids, but on top of our 2 kids there are atleast another 10-12 within our townhome complex. About halfway through the summer the kids start to get on each others nerves which with all of the bickering starts to wear on my nerves. I am to the point where now I am looking ever so forward to the start of school. Five days and counting!!!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I've noticed that too with the kids in the neighborhood annoying each other. Too much togetherness I guess.
• United States
14 Aug 09
When I fight with my brother it drives my mother nuts too though we could explain to her it's just our way of communicating and we don't mean it to be bad nature. Sometimes it gets out of hand and my mother have to step in though. I'm glad he's going to start school soon too.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Good for you for realizing the way you are acting.
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
14 Aug 09
Fighting with each other is a kid thing! So nothing to worry. I found out the hard way not to get involved. I turned into an common enemy when I intervened during a fight and had a fight with both of them. Then onwards, whenever the siblings fight, I turn an ostrich, bury by head under a pillow and stick my butt in air and say I don't care. They settle down by themselves sooner or later.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
That's pretty funny. I guess I have to practice my ostrich moves.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
i am a single mom of four children and i know you can imagine how four teen children can drive their mom crazy. but the fun of this is i am crazy as well. so they drive me crazy and i back at them as well. so we have our crazy moment bonding and we also have our serious bonding as well. i never forget to tell them that there is a line that draws of me as their friend and me as their mother. classes starts june here so they are busy with school though we drive each other crazy during the weekends
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I can see where you are coming from on that. Thanks for responding.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Hello Shar, Kids were always like that.What i did is,i just ignore them or else..it would really drives me crazy and would ruin my day or the whole week . Sometimes,kids were so irritating,but we miss it when they are silent hehehehe...kids really drives us crazy nah
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Yeah, I guess I need to ignore some of the stuff more instead of playing referee.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I was in the exact same boat as you are earlier in the week. My oldest started back to school yesterday, and right now she is at school. I really did enjoy the summer though having her home to bond with and to play with and all of that fun stuff, but I was also practically insane from the time that my two children were fighting, turning up the television too loud and screaming. I just don't think there is a happy medium though, she drove me nuts when she was home, but now I miss her.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Lucky you. I love spending time with my kids too but lately it seems like they are fighting more than ever.
@meapas (2434)
• India
13 Aug 09
I can see in them all that I did to my parents, and I know how tolerant they were with me. So now it is our turn to be more tolerant towards them. Just sit back and enjoy. What goes around comes around.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
You are so right.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
13 Aug 09
My kids have been driving my crazy for awhile now. They constantly argue with each other. My son goes back to school on Monday and I cannot wait. Things are just easier during the day with my daughter when my son is not around to antagonize her all day.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I agree. They really need some separation from each other.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Aug 09
My kids are grown up and are independent. But when they were little I was also like you and hoping that there is no school holidays. They always keep me running around and never have freedom to call my own. But they will grow up fast and this is the only time that you be around their life 24/7. Once they are on their own, you'll definitely miss their laughter and cries.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I know they will grow up fast and I try to remember that as best I can. I wish I could try and stay more calm when they are fighting and remember that they are only young once.