yea. word! Its EXHAUSTING!!!!! The kid and I have been having power struggles for weeks now, especially over computer time and homework.
I think part of that is just being a lone adult against the powerhouse of the offspring, knowing full well we are head over heels in love with the little monsters. They definitely have an advantage. I remain calm and don't engage in arguments up to a point, then its OH NO, you didn't just go there, and I let myself get in over my head.
I seriously should have taken a lot more into consideration before doing this alone. Now I am here and dealing with it. I don't have regret so much as I am feeling run down and barreled over more than not.
Dealing with a 9 year old that acts like he is 4 is totally exhausting... Time for discipline and strict boundaries. I think the only way peace is going to remain consistent, is to have consistent patterns.
I can DO this! thankfully he is intelligent, witty, snuggly and very creative. Takes the edge off most of the time.