Can someone help me?
I am at a parenting crossroads or something. I’m not sure what is going but my household is out of whack. I’m sure much has to do with the fact that it is summer and we are not keeping consistent bed times and 2 of the 3 Divas don’t nap (but really should). It’s like we are all running on empty. I am not sure how to handle the changes in the children.
They aren’t listening.
They are fighting. All.The.Time.
Toys are not being properly cared for. Even though we give them constant reminders to pick up their toys and keep them put away when not in use.
I feel like I am constantly nagging them. Arguing with them. Getting mad at them. Telling them to smarten up. Stop fighting. Hands to yourself. I am tired just thinking about all of that.
And seriously, Quinn’s screaming is making me freakin’ crazy. There isn’t much of the day when she isn’t screaming. She screams at me all day long.
I really feel like I am failing at this right now. I am praying this is just a season. I don’t want my children to be disrespectful, rude and mannerless…. the last few months have really felt like one big epic fail in that regard. I know, generally, my girls are well-behaved when they are with others but I still worry that this behaviour is going to be long-lasting and affect all facets of their life.
I feel 80% confident that this is just a season. We are all adjusting to a carefree summer and being home with a Nanny. No schedules, routine is often thrown to the sidelines. Bed times are ignored and naps are a thing of the past for the two oldest. I know that once September comes and we settle into a routine of hockey, skating and school, the girls will settle down too…. right? (I am looking for a “Of course, they will” here).
Any ideas on how to positively parent 3 Divas and still keep my sanity?