In the name of honesty and integrity, today i….
*Sent Amelie to nursery when she didn’t want to go and consigned her to late club so i didn’t have to be screamed at one more time by her.
* Screamed at Fran for peeling a conker and being excited about the contents when she should have been tidying her room.
*Yelled at Fran when she was the only one who had in fact done any tidying.
*Yelled at Fran for helping Maddy do Bear and Penguin.
*Threatened Fran with one sort of maths or another OR ELSE.
*Shrieked at Maddy for leaving her cup in the wrong place, even though she is the only one who lightens the load by getting her own drinks.
*Ballsed up two bead orders and then snorted with derision because i didn’t like their email address.
*Put clean carpet before cuddles.
*Took lots of paracetamol to cure a hangover; given that i’m breastfeeding, neither hangover nor painkillers might have been more appropriate.
*Yelled at Fran and Maddy before 4am because they were in bed with us and consequently Amelie, also screaming and very itchy, woke up Josie.
*Threw out a stack of paintings i meant to photograph in a temper because someone had left them lying around (me).
*Told the children to leave me alone so i could work.
*Stropped at the children because they wanted to talk to me at the same time as do bead patterns i’d asked them to do as new designs for BM.
*Left Josie in a nappy far too long.
*Left Josie to grizzle herself off to sleep in the cot and when i checked her she’d fallen asleep sat up with her head on the cot side.
*Put sorting washing ahead of doing something meaningful.
*Ate 3 Penguin bars.
*Lost my patience with Maddy after she asked me how to spell “am” three times and still spelt it “ma”.
And through most of this i walked around having arguments in my head with anyone who doubts how grateful i am for my children.
I think i probably ought to start by apologising, in several directions, and then have a lot of chocolate. I do have a stinking cold…. do i have to say any less “I love Amelie’s” because of that, or do i still need to do the round 300?
I do. Fair enough.