I am really looking for ideas here, because I'm totally at a loss. I have some random health issues that sometimes surface, leave me feeling physically like I need to curl up in to a ball and hide and mentally like I can't handle even opening my eyes, let alone be super mom.
Today was one of those days. My girls were both home from school, which they are every Friday. I was wanting to be alone. The day turned in to one of A LOT of tv time and the time that we weren't watching tv was spent with Iris being extremely jerky and me being extremely jerky right back. I said things I didn't want to. I sent her to her room because I couldn't deal with her.
I don't have the kind of children who can always "play nice" when they have my undivided attention and it really unravels when I simply need them not fight, and find something to do to occupy their time for even half and hour without needing me. I tell them "I'm not feeling good, I need you to play alone for a little while so I can rest" and it doesn't matter.
It's so frustrating.
I need some more proactive ideas.