Just to pre-warn you (if the title didn’t) that this post is not me at my most dignified, this is basically my version of a toddler tantrum, stamping feet and all!
*****Message to my daughters: Girls I know you read my blog so please pay attention and take note!!!!!*****
I refer you first to my post a few months ago, about all the things I have found in my bed. Then there was the one about children pinching anything and everything that belongs to you. They were quite jovial posts, a bit of a lark. But sometimes, mostly when I’m tired (I have had about 12 hours sleep total since last week!) I can get really annoyed at the little things but especially the fact that my bed is always full of crap and bits, my quilt is strewn all over the floor half out of the cover and my headphones are nowhere to be seen.
I NEED MY HEADPHONES!
Yes, I know, being in a paddy about headphones is
totally a bit childish.
But they are MY HEADPHONES!!!
I actually have 3, THREE, sets of headphones to raise my chances of actually having one pair by bedtime and yet at least three times a week I still have to go searching for them.
The only reason I have headphones in the first place is so that I can watch TV on the laptop in bed without making much noise and waking O up. Digging around the piles of crap that has been left on my bed and moving stuff around is kind of besides the point!!!!!
I have to be honest here I have even woken E&Ff up to ask them where they were!
Yes I know, I’m an awful, awful mum.
But this has only happened twice and on the days when I have specifically asked ten times to make sure my bed is clear and the headphones are where they belong. The two days where when they had all promised faithfully that my bed is as it should be and yet I drag myself up last thing at night expecting to be able to just fall in to bed and there are sodding bits everywhere (even pencil sharpenings!!!!) and the blinking headphones are nowhere in sight!
Now if my children were little (we’ll leave O out of this) I would expect nothing different. But these children are 8, 11 and 13. You think they would have learnt after the, say, 175th time of being told, not to mess up my bed and keep their pinching little fingers off MY HEADPHONES! Am I being that un reasonable? I don’t ask for much!
Right that feels a little better.
I fear my extreme lack of sleep may be clouding my judgement on appropriate post topics.
But poo to it all!!!
Don’t we all deserve to have little whingey, whiney, tantrumy moments? Don’t we all get to have a selfish and childish five minutes every once in a while?
*****Girls, remember I said take note earlier? Well this is exactly how NOT to conduct yourself in public…..Now go find my headphones!!!!!*****