Well, I feel like a complete failure as a parent now.
I just had my very first Parent/Teacher conference with Matthew's preschool teacher.
He doesn't listen. He doesn't follow instructions. He counts constantly. When he's not counting, he's making a weird noise. The other kids get irritated with him because he is a constant disruption for their activities. He whines a lot. The teacher has to stop class to have a discussion with the children about how everyone is different, and we shouldn't be mean to them.
He spit on two other kids this last Tuesday, instead of telling the teacher what they had done to him. (We don't know what they did to him, but he said something about his back being hurt.)
I have never been a parent before, and days like today make me feel like Matthew is getting the short end of the stick because he's my 'tester' child.
Did I mention that Josie has an ear infection? Yeah, she's been screaming since Sunday, I finally figured out that she had a fever Monday night (cause she cries, oh, 50% of the time anyway), took her to the doctor on Tuesday, and yesterday she broke out in hives (an allergic reaction to the antibiotic). So now we're on new medicine AND Benedryl. And she's still cranky.
And someone who's been ignoring/avoiding me for the last week randomly sent me a txt msg last night around 2:30 AM. Like I have time for someone to try and piss me off. Seriously.
edited to add: My therapist ROCKS. *off to surf up some info on separation anxiety*
Have I ever mentioned how being a parent is the hardest thing I've ever done?