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Hi All - Parenting Is Hard - Im A Working Mom Of 4 Kids 2 Girls 11, 2.5 2 Boys 9-6. Im With You On Wanting To Come Home To A Quiet House -but To Be Quite Honest With You- If Youve Been At Work All Day And These Children Have Been At School - They Have A Whole Day Of Information All Stored Up Wanting To Burst Out To Talk About... They Havent Seen You All Day So They Want To Tell You.. At Least That Is How It Goes Around My House For The First 2 Hours After Work.. You At The 16 Year Old Stage And I Dont Envy You Abit!!!! Sorry - My 11 Year Old Thinks She Is The Gift To Everyone Sometimes And I Have To Set Her Straight On She Is Only 11 And I Have To Continuely Remind My Children That I Am The Parent And They Are The Children = However - Im Sure There Is Plenty To Do After You Get Off Work That You Can Find A Quiet Spot For An Hour Or So... We Have A Rountine We Follow.... When I Get Home I Have The School Age Kids Start Homework.... Then I Start Dinner.... While Dinner Is Cooking The Baby Is Helping Make Her Little Mess On The Bar While Im Cooking Dinner..... After That Is All Started The Baby And I Go Start Laundry Run Around And Go Pick Up For The Evening.... The Kids Done With Home Work They Set The Table And We Eat . They Get Ready To Go On Our Nightly Walk/bike Ride...and I Do Dinner Dishes... We Go For Our Walk Get Home I Send The Kids To Their Rooms To Get Their Showers / Teeth And Nightly Routine Done... Set Out Their Clothes For The Next Day And With 4 Of Them This Takes A Good Hour.. So I Go To My Room And Take My Nice Long Peacefull Bath Or I Lay Down For An Hour Or So To Relax.... After That... The Kids Are All Calmed Down We Watch About An Hour Of Tv (gotta Watch Big Brother Or Amazing Race Then The Kids Go To Bed And Start All Over Again.... I Know It Sounds Like Yeah Right What Ever.. But It Takes A While To Get The Kids Into This Rountine... About 11 Years.. Lol But For The Most Part They Do Really Well... And When They Dont Help Or Show The Respect That They Need They Know It.. They Loose Privaledges ... They Pay Me... (their Allowance Is Taken Away) Lol At Least They Think It Is Becaue Its Not Theirs To Spend Anymore ... But I Still Put It Up For Them And We All Use It To Go To A Movie Or Something....

Kids Are A Hand Full - Expecially If Your A Single Parent... But I Thnk That When The Day Is Done And You Look At Your Children While Their Sleeping Youll See Its All Worth It In The End......





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