I feel like crying

@shaggin (37313)
United States
June 30, 2016 7:44pm CST
My son is in the tub right now and when he gets out he will eat a very late dinner and then we will read. I want my children to get to bed earlier tonight as they have been miserable and I haven't been able to get them to bed earlier as planned the past few nights. With my sister being in the hospital this past weekend I have stayed home this week to make sure I am here if her or her children need anything. I have a bit of cabin fever at this point. Usually my kids and I go out every other day. We haven't been out since Monday. I know 4 days big deal... My sons 8 year old friend called me today and asked if he could spend the night. I said no that things have been really hectic with my sister getting our of the hospital and having to help with her kids. He asked if he could come up and play then. I said maybe later and I would let him know. I was raised that you do NOT invite yourself over to peoples houses that it is rude! My children are not allowed to invite themselves to other peoples homes. My daughter was at my sisters house for a few hours helping watch the almost 4 year old. I took apart the pipes from the dryer and cleaned them out to see why it is taking so long to dry clothes. Things seemed okay so I told my sons friend he could come up from 6-8. He was to arrive any minute and my niece called me crying saying that her older brother hurt her and her little brother so I went over and got them and brought them to my house. My son was not in a good mood to play with my little nephew so I kept having to tell him to be nice. My son and daughter kept bickering as well. When it was time for my sons friend to go home I told my son to ride with us to take him home. My son was mad and I told him that is what I was taught was to go with my friends to make them feel comfortable. He was not a happy camper. My son is out of the bath now. I am going to get my daughter to go get hers. I just need to have a quiet house to relax. Things have been way to chaotic this past week.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Jul 16
oh how I can relate Im in a retirement center andd aswe arein the middle of little "Saigon in "barden 'grove C?'alif we have a lot of vietnamese people in the center. Our table mate Huong got into]a screaming match with another vietnamese at noon then at dinner she got into a fight with]\a very\w well educated vietnamese lady again over room keys. I wanted to yell shut the h up and sit down]and eat your dinners and be quiet.
@shaggin (37313)
• United States
1 Jul 16
Oh my goodness even at that age lol. In te senior center are people all like you or do they have alzheimers and dementia?
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Jul 16
@shaggin there are some that have senile dementia and some have alzheimer but theyu realy are not supposed to take them as they need more care we have no medical staff
@shaggin (37313)
• United States
1 Jul 16
@Hatley Ahh okay that helps me understand the situation a little better.
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@bunnybon7 (37156)
• Holiday, Florida
1 Jul 16
wow and that can often lead to depression. i hope your sis gets better soon. you sure don't need all this on your nerves
@shaggin (37313)
• United States
1 Jul 16
I do have terrible depression that I take medication for. At least today has been calm so I could relax.
• United States
1 Jul 16
bless all y'alls hearts. when there's stress, the young'uns feel such, e'en despite one's best efforts to keep that "sunny face". i hope that all turns out well. no doubt that young'un didn't wish to appear rude. perhaps he jest needed'n escape himself. big hugs!!
@shaggin (37313)
• United States
1 Jul 16
My sister is a stay at home mom for the past 13 years. Her kids have to feel extra nervous when she is ill and in the hospital as they are not used to be away from her. I have them on Tuesday and am trying to decide what to do with them for the day to keep them busy.
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@LadyDuck (170990)
• Switzerland
1 Jul 16
Oh my, I feel I am getting a headache only thinking at your situation. You need to rest and to relax. I have always been told that it is extremely rude to invite yourself over to people houses.
@shaggin (37313)
• United States
1 Jul 16
That is how I feel. The son has to use his mothers cell phone to call me and I know she is aware he invites himself over. I feel guilty saying no but things are just too hectic until things calm down I need to just say no.
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@jaboUK (54871)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 16
Bickering children are very tiring, and annoying. I hope you get them to bed soon and can relax for a bit.
@shaggin (37313)
• United States
1 Jul 16
It really causes me a lot of anxiety and irritability to hear the bickering and fighting. I know at their age its normal for siblings but it makes my PTSD worse.
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@sharon6345 (135620)
• United States
1 Jul 16
That is what I see you need after all this. good luck with that.
@shaggin (37313)
• United States
1 Jul 16
I didn't get much sleep so I am exhausted today... Another day of hoping I can get my kids to bed a little earlier to get some time to myself...then again I may just go to bed myself early with them.
@GardenGerty (101748)
• United States
1 Jul 16
Summer and lack of structure is hard on the kids, as well as daylight savings time. It will help to get to bed earlier. Getting out will be good as well. I hope your sister continues to improve.
@shaggin (37313)
• United States
1 Jul 16
For the past 12 years I always put my kids to bed at 7:30 or 8 every night during the school year and summer time. If I didn't they would be miserable the next day. This staying up late is getting them all out of whack.
@marguicha (100307)
• Chile
1 Jul 16
Poor friend! You have had a lot more than your share of stress!
@shaggin (37313)
• United States
1 Jul 16
I guess I should just be thankful my children and I are health and well to be able to help my sister.