I knew that parenting would be a challenge. I knew I would make mistakes.
What I didn't realize before I became a parent was how much negotiating I would have to do.
And I'm okay negotiating with my husband and for work.
It's the negotiating with my kids that is starting to drive me crazy.
There's the bedtime negotiating. That whine for just five more minutes.
There's the homework negotiating. The plea for putting it off for a while.
There's the 'who gets to sit in the front seat' fight that I seem to always be negotiating.
There's the ' yes, you HAVE to wear your winter coat to school' discussion I must negotiate EVERY flippin morning.
You know what? It is wearing me out.
All this negotiating, and the bickering that goes along with it, is driving me crazy.
I need a vacation. A looooong vacation.
Where should we go?