Aggravated and annoyed.

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Registered: 11-06-2012
Aggravated and annoyed.
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Mon, 12-03-2012 - 2:04am

But I will survive.  I just need to vent it out and I will be alright.  Today I have worked my butt off getting this house cleaned up so I can have my birthday off (tomorrow).  I went Christmas shopping with my mom for a few hours today and didn't think about it at the time but now, since I am still up at almost 1am cleaning I wish they had all kicked in and clean the rest up.  They all knew I needed my kitchen floor swepted and mopped.  The dishes all needed to be done, Tim did unload and reload it this morning for me and I am so glad he did that.  That was a huge help.  THEN, at 11pm Matthew decided to print some paper.  Instead of using that last three days to get it done he does it at 11pm.  Of course we had printer issues and after I got it taken care of the thing went hog wild printing stuff the girls obviously tried to print earilier today.  Ended up using the rest of my ink.  Thank GOD we had bought a new printer a few months ago.  I got it set up and managed to print his paper.  It's a wireless printer and will be nice to sit here and tell it to print without having to go hook up my laptop then printing.  I told Matthew that he can not do this anymore.  If he waits like this again he will be up a creek without a paddle cause I am NOT doing this anymore.  Printing something is never easy, there is always issues.  Especially that late.  LOL

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 9:01am
Hugs CHelle! I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Honestly, I have learned that even in the best families, unless you TELL them exactly what you want done, they usually will not take the initiative to do it themselves and it just ends up being a let down for us. I know there have been plenty of times I"ve thought, well, I've said it needs to get done, and they know it, they'll do it for me, and it rarely ever actually happens.
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Tue, 12-04-2012 - 8:41am
Hi everyone I'm new here, but this post hit close to home. I'm a single mom with 2 teens and a tween at home and I work too. The only thing that works for me is giving them lists of what I expect them to do. And most of the time that works, emphasizing the word "most". My son can still walk through the house, look at the empty glasses on the table or dishes in the sink and just keep walking by haha.

Connie, Mom of 4 grandma of 1.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 12-04-2012 - 9:14am

Heck, even my husband can walk through a room and ignore empty glasses! LOL!

Welcome to the board Connie!  I saw your intro on the teen board.

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Tue, 12-04-2012 - 9:53am
Thanks Arryl, IVillage looks like a great site, I look forward to being here!

Connie, Mom of 4 grandma of 1.

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Sat, 12-08-2012 - 5:47pm
Sounds familiar! My daughter is always annoyed because I make her print out her work before she goes to bed - she thinks she can just do it in the morning, and I keep telling her the last thing we need is a printer issue 10 minutes before she has to leave for school.