It took me about an hour tonight to offload to Adam all my angst about today. Poor man.
Work was busy but good, though I was 2 cups of coffee short by the time I was heading back to pick the kids up from school. This may have had a detrimental effect on the rest of my afternoon.
The kids were fighting before we’d left the school grounds (Again. Have I mentioned their tendency to do this?) – can’t blame the lack of coffee for that – and things pretty much went downhill from there. We had homework angst, hyper screeching silliness, repetitive quoting of movies (we’re talking the one line over and over again here, they just say it back and forth between themselves), yelling over the top of each other, and of Grandma and me (I think Mum being here this arvo probably saved my sanity) and groans and grumbles over being asked to help clean up the house.
Then I started cooking dinner.
“What are we having?”
“It’s a frittata.” I say, as I chop up onions, red and green capsicum and left-over pork, ginger and shallot sausages.
“Eww! Egg with sausages! Gross!” This from the child that had sausages, bacon and eggs for breakfast at the cafe on Saturday morning. (Also, he was the only one who actually ate the frittata.)
Yeah, I’m a sucker for punishment. Nothing like scare the kids cooking to top off an awesomely bad day.
Let’s just say the dog ate well.
(So did Adam and I, it was a good frittata.)
After dinner the kids apparently decided it would be fun to engage in a bout of shrieking at each other in the hallway accompanied by the slamming of doors. At this point, on the verge of completely losing my cool, I picked up my keys and purse and left the house. Didn’t even tell them I was going. I passed Adam on his way home a block from our place which made me feel a little better about buggering off like that. I came back with a maccas cappuccino a few minutes later, Adam headed off to sword fighting with David and Tom and Caitlin stayed very quiet for the rest of the evening.
And I’m not even telling you about the fun phone calls I had to deal with. *sigh*