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March 28th, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Bahhh. Long rant ahead! (And yes, I'm supposed to be keeping my stress level DOWN lol)


Sooo for starters, Chase woke me up early because he was crying and couldn't find Ninny (his blankie). It was under the blankets. So then he asked if he could come lay in my bed and watch TV... I agreed, and then ended up not being able to sleep so I went downstairs early. Told the kids to bring their laundry baskets to the laundry room for me, and specifically told Aaron, "Make sure you bring EVERYTHING. If it's on the floor, put it in the basket." (He's notorious for only bringing the BASKET and not anything else that ended up on the floor) Decided I'd make the kids waffles for breakfast since I had extra time (school morning breakfasts usually equal cereal for something easy because I cannot wake up early to save my life right now). Kids were all excited, waffles are done, and I give it to them to eat. They have about 20 minutes to eat and brush their teeth and go to the bus stop.

I realize Madison and Chase are done eating already, and I don't hear Aaron cleaning up his place yet so I go to check. He ate MAYBE 5 bites. I tell him, "You need to hurry up or you're going to be hungry!" So he eats a little more... Madison's brushing her teeth, gets all her stuff together, and comes and sits down with me for the last few minutes before school.

I realize Aaron is STILL not done. I go in there and tell him he has 1 minute to finish because he doesn't have any more time. Needless to say, he ended up only eating half his breakfast and not having any time to brush his teeth before school.

He goes into his room to get his things and I follow him because he shut the door behind him (not typical for him and I wanted to make sure he wasn't hiding anything). I open the door and his room is a PIGSTY. I know that's not a huge deal, but when he's told 20 times a day to clean his room and keep it clean we MEAN it. Mainly because in DAYS our house in going on the market and DH doesn't want me having to worry about cleaning the entire house AND all 3 kids rooms for a potential buyer to come by last minute. We've told the kids that if it's not clean, everything is going in the trash (ie: in trashbags in the garage). We are CONSTANTLY having to get on Aaron because his room is a wreck all the time and it drives us nuts. DH and I went into each kids room together and decluttered so that they COULDN'T make a mess! Anywho, I was livid and told him that I was going to send his father a picture so he could see what the room looks like.

I walk out because I have to get them on the bus... get them out there, and seconds before the bus comes Madison comes running home because she forgot sneakers for PE. She BARELY made the bus.

Fast forward a few hours, I've finished the kids laundry and went to their rooms to put it all up. I walk into Aaron's room and annoyed that the room looks the way it does, I just kind of plop his basket down and decide I'm not putting it away for him and he can do it himself when he's done cleaning. And then I take a closer look: LAUNDRY ALL OVER HIS FLOOR! Towels, pajamas, jeans, underwear, socks, you name it!!! The first time I missed it because I was rushing and annoyed I guess.

So I open the closet door to check in there for clothes because he's notorious for that... and what do I see? (Well, besides all the CLOTHES!) His LUNCH from Tuesday is half hidden under the crap in the closet!!!! Untouched. He dumped his lunchbox out and tried to hide the food. So now I'm like SUPER SUPER LIVID. I texted my husband and told him he better be home before Aaron because I'm about THISCLOSE to taking away everything that boy owns. Aaron, by the way, had a huge issue with lunch last year. He didn't WANT to bring lunch from home- he wanted to eat the junk there. We told him no because it's not cost effective for us to buy 2 kids lunches every day when I can just make them at home. So what would he do? Throw his lunch away and go to the cafeteria and tell the ladies that he didn't HAVE ANY LUNCH. They would give it to him and we didn't know a THING about it for months when I randomly got a $100+ bill from the school!!! This caused a HUGE issue with me and the school and ended up with Aaron having to eat lunch alone every day so he could be babysat by the lunch monitors.

He's been a million times better about it since then... but when I saw that today my first thought was that he pretended he didn't have any and got school lunch. The school has a new(er) system where I can actually log in and view their balance as well as a list of which days they purchased their lunch. DH and I this year are letting them buy lunch every Wednesday (pizza day) and then on occasion a second day during the week. So I log in, and see that he did NOT buy any lunch on Tuesday... and he didn't buy any yesterday for pizza day! So NOW I have to email his teacher and ask why he was allowed to not EAT for 2 days without any adults noticing!

I'm waiting for her reply. And I'm so flipping mad at that darn school AND him.

I told Joey that I'm going to make Aaron clean his room, pack all of his stuff into trash bags, take his computer away, and then he can do homework and sit on his bed until Joey gets home and then HE can deal with him. >.<

Okay, just needed to vent. Thanks
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