Is there any possible way...

that the universe could let up. Just a little? I'm no longer managing my stress well. Instead I've resorted to melting into a puddle any time anyone looks at me. Notice I didn't even say sideways. All you have to do is make eye contact. All I can really say is that I don't have even almost enough emotional resources to deal with countless sleepless nights, teething baby, sick 5 year old, and really mean teenagers who like to criticize everything I do. I'm sure I'm over generalizing since they are not all this way. But right now I don't like very many of them and I'm mad at them because they complain too much. And they make excuses for their lameness. I think they should just say we're lame because we've got hormones coursing through our bodies and we don't know how to control ourselves so we take it out on you. We figure if you're miserable too then we're not alone. Why can't they just say that? Then I could say: Oh me oh my how hard life is. Then we could all move on.

Here's to teenage drama. Or is is wasteland? Either way, I'm buying stock in a wine company.

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  1. All I can say is I have NO idea how you do it. I feel like I'm losing it most of the time, and I don't have babies! Well, at least not human ones....

    Sending lots of positive thoughts and wishes for full nights of sleep,

    Brenda

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  2. Concentrate on winter break...its coming...sooner than later...it really is. And snarky, snotty teenagers...they will get bored at home (lets hope) and be ready to start again in 2008 with out their snarkiness (maybe you need to make special choir resolutions...we resolve to be nice, we resolve to act pleasantly, we resolve to stop being brats). That is my hope for you! -S

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  3. Oh Heather!! I'm so sorry. I cannot even begin to imagine how frustrating this must be, and I know how sensitive you are. I wish there was something I could do. You are a trooper and a sweetie and those kids have no idea how fortunate they are to get to spend every day with you.

    Keep your chin up -- I'm rooting for you.

    xoxo

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  4. I want to fly home and give those bratty kids a piece of my mind. I hate that they make you feel stressed, but just remember that we all love you!!!! Hang in there.

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  5. H,
    Trust me...it's the lack of sleep. It's crazy how much sleep does for a person. Try not to be so hard on yourself. You are doing a lot...with not a lot of sleep.

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  6. Yuck. This combination just plain stinks. I want to strangle those teenagers for being such brats!!! I hope that the end of the week got better...I wish I was closer and could take you out for a little break. Good luck!!!

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