Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I can't even fake it

Sometimes, when I'm in a really pissy mood, I try to just fake my way through and I eventually get in a better mood. When I act like I'm happy and that I don't mind being asked for the eleventy hundredth time what's for dinner, then I actually start to be happy and not mind.

But right now, I don't even care enough to fake it. I'm too tired to even want to try. To make matters worse it's melt-your-makeup hot outside (not that I actually wear makeup most of the time, but if I did, it'd melt anyway) so there's no hope in getting outside to get some fresh air and let the kids get some energy out. They can play for about 30 minutes first thing in the morning, but after that, their cheeks get scary red and they even start begging for the A/C. So they run around the house sounding like elephants, yelling and carrying on and waking up Evie, which, let me tell you, makes me oh so happy. And that really lifts the mood. *insert eye roll here*

I must really be in a pissy mood to be using sarcasm on the blog.



What's your mood lifter when you can't convince yourself to get happy?


Jana said...

I can sympathize with the noise indoors issue. We've barely been outside the last two weeks thanks to the heat wave.

My mood lifter? Hmmm.....I go in my room (which is off-limits to kids unless they are invited in), eat a piece of chocolate and check my e-mail & FB. It's my own little "time-out" and it works. At least until the next time my herd of elephants decides to run through my house. :)

KatieBug said...

Vodka. ;) But that has to wait until you're done nursing.

But seriously, I know what you mean! Mine have been crazy, too, these last few weeks. This heat is brutal!

ALISON said...

Hmmm...don't know if I can help, but I totally understand. A phone call to vent with a good friend and/or a glass of wine and/or a massage from hubby usually at least make things better after its all said and done at the end of the day. Know that you're loved and not alone. And, yes!, it is HOT! Even those of us who are not SAHMs are suffering b/c I can totally tell the difference in Elizabeth at the end of the day when she has not had ample outside time...which has been a lot lately.

kelli said...

Brie. Ruffles. Chocolate. Diet Coke.

Hmm. Wonder why I have trouble losing weight. I'm not an emotional eater at ALL.

and the vodka. That's good too.

Seriously though, I'm with you.

chewymama said...

worship music really loud and singing or dancing or praying until I "find my happy heart" :) that or I drug the kids with some PBS kids and do something awesome like eat some chocolate, read my bible alone in my room in the quiet, go to the bathroom alone, etc.

We have a hard time with them waking up Abram. It happens so much. Jayna is just finally now learning to whisper but we have a ways to go in training them to be quiet inside. Its so hard. It makes your blood just BOIL when they wake up your baby - hang in there! we have to just take deep breaths and try to laugh at it when we can!

Mommy Daisy said...

We all have days like this. I always like to have a secret stash of chocolate around. ;) Hope today is better.

nicole said...

It will get better! But I can absolutely relate to what you are saying. I have been there too many times to count. This will sound terrible, but I'll say it anyway. Where does Evie sleep? We had noise issues in our house too. But I could buckle Butterfly in her infant carrier and put her in our (large, walk-in, ventilated) closet and she would sleep through a lot of noise. It is dark and quiet and away from a lot of the activity. Is that an option for you?

Be honest with your kids too. It is okay to tell them you are having a bad day and that you want to make it better and you need their help. My kids actually respond to that, when they know I'm struggling.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I come read your blog when I need a mood lifter. You ALWAYS make me laugh!!!! (except for the serious posts)