Thursday, July 22, 2010

Today's Homework

I can barely keep my attention in the book for more than a few moments at a time. Partially because I am distracted here, partially because I want to be taken away.
Today I was supposed to be a fun and exciting trip to the Fair with the kids. It ended up being a trip I wished I had never taken. Half way through our trip I was totally taken over with the feeling that I would never be doing this as a family again. I cried and they rode rides. Terrific!
By the time we needed to start heading towards the exit they began to go down hill quick. At this point I had spent well over $100, promised them an ice cream and a camel ride before we left and this just wasn't enough.
1 more ride on the pony...
No, we are done.
Fine, throws toys and things on the ground.
Pouting, fingers in the mouth and crying ensues.
Now I have one huffing and puffing because she is too hot and bitching me out about why I couldn't park the car closer and the other bawling because she does not want to leave.
I am walking out of the Fair threatening to take away a trip to Water Country and then a trip to the Jonas Bros. if they don't park their shit ass attitudes someplace else.
I am Mother of the Year.
And to think I only have 14 more years to do this alone.
Now back to my homework.
I am currently reading the chapter entitled:Establishing a Parenting Schedule. This also includes an explanation of how divorce affects children at different age levels. My kids are classic examples. But what do you do with that information? Great, my kids are afraid, combative, don't want to follow my rules, don't sleep, etc, etc.
Now what the hell am I supposed to do?
It just goes on to say Don't let them see you fight, establish a pattern and love them. Great and if you are doing all these things and they still are in turmoil? Good Luck I guess.
With all this in mind, now back to who gets them on Thanksgiving, who pays for dance class and who gets the 7 year old fridge in my kitchen.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40