This whole back-to-school business has been extremely stressful. Homework, forms to sign, supplies to organize - it has been very difficult this year to get used to the fall routine again.
Parenting has been extra-difficult lately. Kids do not want to go to bed at night and do not want to get out of bed in the mornings... Kids talk back, whine, complain, fight with each other... They lost all screen time for the foreseeable future. Because they were not responsible, did not listen, were rude, etc, etc, etc. Now they have to earn it back.
Work has been very, very busy.
Sleep has been... well, I haven't been to successful at getting myself to bed at 10 pm. Sometimes, because of work. Most of the time, because evening is my time to read, watch shows, and just do mindless stuff (ie, youtube). If kids don't get to bed until 9:30, that means I don't get to do fun stuff until 10... and don't go to bed until midnight. Not good.
My husband is going out of town second time this month. It's only for a few days, but still - I need to have my stuff organized or there will be trouble. Because during that time, if I feel overwhelmed, oh tough luck... no husband to fall back on. So I really need to be (relatively) well-rested, have at least some food available to throw at kids, and plan something we can all look forward to at the end of the day.
I also need to go shopping to blasted Kohl's. Not that I particularly like it there, but I have a 20% off coupon that expires this weekend, and kids need things to wear. Hate shopping.
Oh, and tomorrow I need to remember to take the big kids to see a doctor for the regular checkup.
Can you tell I am feeling grumpy?