Very rough day yesterday
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|Tue, 05-27-2003 - 12:06pm|
My husband works for an airline, and he is on call one week out of the month. if a computer, time clock, printer, network, etc goes down in an airport in one of his 6 states, he has to hop a plane(s) to go fix it. Yesterday he was called out. one minute we were talking about taking DD to the park, next he is packing a bag.
ok, fine. It isnt like any other work day.
A friend of mine that i havent talked to in many many months emailed me. In the time i answered her email, my daughter tried to flush her tigger beanie baby down the toilet. I told her no, fished out tigger, and encouraged her to color while i finished my email. My friend then came up on instant messenger, and we started talking. I then hear "flush". I go and look, and now Barbie is having fun at the beach. Again, fished out the toy, told her a stern NO! and sent her to watch a movie. Now my toilet is bubbling, and who knows what she got down there.
I told my friend my daughter was getting out of hand. Now, my friend is a teacher, who teaches "throw away" children. Her first response was "well, are you discliplining her because i have a classroom of kids that get away with murder cause their parents dont disclipine." Told her what we think is up with Aperger's/PDD and such. She said "oh, that must be hard for you". Bonus points for good response.
We continue to talk. Now i hear her slam a door. Tell my friend to hold on, my hall carpet is wet, i run into my bedroom (cause that is the door that was closed) and find her trying to FLUSH my light house piece that she got out of my china cabinet, down the toilet. I freaked. And i lost it. My china cabinet piece down the toilet??? UGH It was soaked, and she handed it to me and LAUGHED. (the other times she was in her bathroom, now she was in mine.)
I told my friend of 15 years i couldnt talk. My child was out of control and i had to tend to her. She understood. But geez, i cant even have an adult conversation with out my child climbing the walls. Just while writing this post, she had a melt down cause Blues Clues went off Nick Jr. I put in a tape, no she doesnt want a tape. Tried to put her on my bed, no, she doesnt want on my bed. SHe would rather lay on the floor and scream. I left her there to come back and write my note.
If i dont walk away from her, i get SOOOOOO frustrated. Any one else deal with this stuff??
Am off to make her breakfast and try to get her in the tub. Which is a WHOLE other story...
Thanks for letting me vent.