Hi. I regularly read the forums but have never asked for help before. My DD and SiL have gone away for the week, leaving Flo (just 4) and Tommy(1). With us. We regularly have Flo for sleepovers but never before for more than 2 nights. I absolutely adore her, but , oh, she is driving me to distraction. She is very determined and self willed and will not do a single thing she is asked. Absolutely everything is"no" and I am totally losing my patience. I asked her to choose her clothes this morning ( better than telling her what to wear) . No. Breakfast is ready. No. Can I brush your hair . No. Will you get in the car. No. Would you like to go to the park to feed the ducks. No. And so it goes on. Even tomorrow my other daughter is taking her to ballet then out for the afternoon. Flo can't wait. But will she help me choose what she wears after ballet. No. I am not the most patient of people and I am really struggling. My DH has more patience, but it is me who has to do the mundane tasks rather than just play. The week isn't half over yet. I am finding every moment an effort. We have loads of nice things planned but when even getting her washed and dressed is such a trial I don't know if I have the energy to go out. Sometimes I just feel so angry and cross I could really lose my temper so I just leave the room and slam around in the kitchen. I love her so much, but right now, I don't know if i like her that much. Little Tommy is exhausting, but a joy. Please help
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