I thought i was doing quite well. Have started a new career 3 months ago, and enjoying it, financially a lot better off too, instead of worrying how to pay the next bill. Still get down at times about the ex, but more of a reflection then anything else.
The kids however are really making me feel miserable, sons just turned 15 and daughter will be 14 in a few weeks, yes two teenagers! Son has been in no end of trouble in school, and i've had to go to a meeting to try and sort things out. I know hes started smoking and doesnt give two hoots about anything, he's virtually destroyed his new bike, and now takes his brothers bike which he has broken and will not repair that either. He has everything x-box, array of games, branded clothes and trainers. I know its normal teenage behaviour but it really is getting too much for me, its like a constant battle and its wearing me down, making me miserable at work too.
Daughter has started the same thing too, being rude, answering back. None of them lift a finger at home, im constantly cleaning up and tidying up. I just feel like i havnt got a life.
People at work say they have been out and done this and that, and all ive done is constantly cook and clean, what a life!
I am so so fed up! Their father says it is normal teenage behaviour, but normal to make their mum miserable? He seems quite smug about it, says if i can't cope to send them to him, he lives 2 hours drive away, but isn't that failure on my side?
Why can't i cope? Im their mother i should be able to!