7 Things that frustrate me daily - in no particular order.
2). My face. It is looking older and older. I FaceTime with my little brother who lives in Hawaii. (Yea, I know!) And I am overly distracted by the little ichat box with my talking face in it. It looks old and haggard and saggy and old. The wrinkles aren't that bad, but the saggy, baggy neck, chin and jowls are upsetting. Should humans have jowls? Also the bags under my eyes are super puffy and the some of the freckles are running into each other. I am only 42, but I see what 72 may look like, pretty clearly!
C). Homework. I am sick of the homework. My 11 year old’s 5th grade homework is enough to have me hate school all over again. It is time consuming and tricky. He is sloppy and rushes through everything. So I have to be the ogre and have him re-do it so that a human being from this century can read it. He does not seem to learn that if he rushes through to get it done quick, it is only going to take him 3 times as long to finish. I have said it before, I don’t know how his teachers have not throttled him as of yet. Is there anything less logical and more pig headed than an 11 year old boy?
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“What are we having?” (said in an incriminating and volatile tone)
“I don’t WANT that for dinner!”
“I HATE (insert here: any food item that I am currently cooking)!”
“But I am STARVING and I don’t like any of that stuff.”
“You NEVER make anything I like!”
“Honey, isn't that (insert here: pan of food he has never cooked in his life) on too high?”
“Do we have any (insert here: something we don’t have and wouldn’t go with the meal anyway)?”
“Why did you make it that way?”
“Is this your own creation or did you follow a recipe?”
Then we sit down to the table, that no one seemed to remember how to set, and I am hopping up and down like a bunny getting all the things that were forgotten, like a fork, the butter, salt and pepper, cups for drinks, said drinks, napkins, etc. Then after all the complaints - and I have inhaled a cold dish of food - the clean up process starts. I HATE cleaning up after I have cooked. HATE IT. I am a messy cooker. But it is usually a toss up of cleaning the kitchen or doing the bedtime routine. As much as I hate cleaning up, I will choose cleaning up, every time!
Z). Sleeping. I need a night. Now it is not nearly as bad as it was when the kids were babies. I am not that sleep deprived. I shouldn’t even complain about it…. Ok for all of you parents of babies out there, I won’t. I won’t dare complain, because I am still getting about 6 hours more sleep than you are!
6). My Body. I don’t care much about how she is looking lately. She can be covered up and disguised with clothing, but I do care how she feels. That is pretty crappy! Knees cracking, elbows popping, shoulders aching, back straining and ass dragging! It has to do with age… and eating improperly… and lack of exercise…. and weight, but I am going with blaming it all on age.
VII). Laundry. OH Sweet Love of all that is Holy, I hate the laundry. I hate everything about it. The sorting. The fishing dirty, little underwear out of dirty, little pants that are inside out. The dirty, little balls of stinky socks. The super-stinky basketball clothes. The pre-pubescent stench of the 5th graders clothes. The soaking wet towels thrown in the laundry on top of and underneath more gross clothes, that sat for days. Loading the machine then forgetting to change it over to the dryer. Then having to rewash the mildew smelling load again. Ugh! The folding and putting away that NEVER gets done. Then looking at the hamper and seeing it is full again and always for ever and ever, Amen!
It can be daunting, mundane and tedious, but I read this and then kind of hate myself. WTF do I really have to complain about? So what are your frustrations? Are they as meaningless as mine?