Yesterday, I was ready to sell my boys on eBay. On top of being extra cranky and agressive, they were whining up a storm. The best part? I’d asked Max to please stop whining and to talk in a normal voice. The answer was laughable: "But I'm noooooot whiiiiiiniiiing!"
Their behavior, coupled with my sleep deprivation (which I can only blame myself for) resulted in an entirely stressful and unhappy day. By evening, I was crying tears of frustration and was wishing for someplace to run away to. Anyplace. All I wanted was a few moments to myself, in silence.