I love my three children! I really do! I wouldn't trade them for anyone elses kids in the world. I know my children, inside and out. I know mostly what makes them happy, what makes them sad, what makes them frustrated, and why they do what they do. We went to see Thomas the train a few weeks ago, and they were all so good and so well behaved! I receive compliments from others all the time on how well behaved they are. In public, they put on a great show!
When we are at home, they feel free to whine, yell, fight, jump on the furniture, break things, wake up the youngest, and over all, they turn off their ears half the time and they don't listen to me when I want them to stop their unruly behavior and sit still for a little bit.
This past weekend we stayed at home. We didn't go anywhere. So by Sunday, I was done taking care of them. Where was my break? When do I get to relax and not have to play referee between my four and almost six year old? The answer is, hardly never. They are almost always with me.
My husband likes to play video games on the weekends when he's home. He disappears into his office, shuts the door, and doesn't help me do anything, and that includes taking care of our three children. I have to practically beg him for help and to get off of his computer and spend time with us or to take the kids outside or to play a game with them. So this past Sunday, I locked them downstairs on the main floor, where he was! I let them play down in the dining room and kitchen, and run back and forth and play in their bedrooms too! For a few hours, I had the den to myself! It was nice! Other than from time to time, my husband would yell at them from his office chair, instead of getting up to find out what was going on. But, I was fine with it! I needed some "me" time!
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Mom is a comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls, and multiple Emmy Award winner Allison Janney as her critical, estranged mother. Christy is a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when her recovering alcoholic mom Bonnie reappears, chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy’s many mistakes.
Bonnie joins Christy’s already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss – and lover – Gabriel; the restaurant’s hot-tempered chef, Rudy; her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year old daughter, Violet; her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe; her irresponsible ex and Roscoe’s father, Baxter; and Violet’s clueless boyfriend, Luke. Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system – and a copious amount of dysfunction. Premieres Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, on the CBS Television Network.
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