Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Talk about Frustration!

Have you ever just had one of those days? I am so frustrated right now. With the kids back in school, you would think life would get easier, but it just seems to get more complicated. Since when did school become so complicated? You can't have a backpack because it's uncool, but you have so much crap to bring to and from school every day there is no other feasible way to do it. The arguing with our oldest has become impossible. I try to solve the problem by getting a cute tote style bag, just shy of being a messenger bag trying to make both camps happy and still there is an argument. Kat has 7 binders to bring to school because the teacher's don't like spiral notebooks because they make messes in class, but really a dedicated binder for each class? What ever happened to tab dividers in a binder? I swear my daughter has misunderstood the teachers, I don't think each teacher can really ask for a student to carry a dedicated binder for each class on top of a book for each class. It seems so far fetched - she won't even be able to fit half of it all in her locker. But she insists that it is a dedicated binder for each class, which only spawns the argument for a backpack even more. Someone save me! I swear I am going to have to go to the school and get it straight from the teacher's mouths myself. I am so stressed and frustrated I don't even know what else to say. She refuses to listen to reason, like we just have no clue. Let's get friggin real, if this is what the teacher's want, then they are all clueless idiots who have not thought this through at all. Can you tell I am just a little on edge? I left work early yesterday to try and get some stuff done that I needed to get done, but instead my time was spent on all this back to school crap well into the  night. So now I need to schedule to take more time off just to get my stuff taken care of. But I am super busy at work and can't really take more time off. I am ready to throw in the towel and just give up! I am one person, I can not do it all. I can't work full time, start my own business and be a full time mom all at once. Even with all Juan's help, there is still always more that goes undone. Add this kind of crap in the mix and I am ready to go over the edge. Did I mention all this stress is bringing on a migraine? Oy! My head is just pounding. Did someone not get the memo? I don't have time for a migraine right now!!! Ugh!

So since I'm already frustrated, how about showing a nail polish fail. This is Savvy Prince Ala Charm. This looks so pretty in the bottle. I hate when I buy a polish expecting the color in the bottle and it comes out sheer. Most of the time I can tell if a bottle will be sheer, but not this time apparently. Here it is with one coat.

Three coats later and it was a bit more opaque, but still way to sheer in my opinion. Just a big fail!
At least I like to layer polishes, maybe I can save this by layering it over something instead. You win some, you lose some. Here's to hoping that life with a teenager gets better.... 

12 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you are frustrated, you defiantly have A LOT going on. I hope everything sorts its self out and you feel better soon. Ranting should have helped a bit :)

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  2. I hope things get better for you soon. Is there any way you can email her teachers? My DD's teachers all have email addys for parents to contact them. That could save you a trip to the school.
    As for the polish, that color is definitely a layering color. It looks fantastic over deep purples and dark blues. I love it so much that way that I got a backup!
    Hang in there mama, you can do it!

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  3. when it rains it pours...(hugs)

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  4. I'm a junior in Highschool, so speaking as a teenager who is taking mid to high level classes I dont need that many binders. I have maybe 3 or 4 and just split them between classes. Plus most teachers wouldnt even notice if your binder had 2 subjects. And yeah at my school having a tote is the thing to do...maybe try getting a vera bradley bag? They're kind of expensive but thats what a lot of girls have at my school. Sorry to hear you're so stressed!

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  5. At my old school, before I switched to my online program, I had 3 binders. My math teacher and spanish teacher made us have special binders for their classes. I got small binders for those two classes then used one big one with dividers for everything else. I used a messenger bag one year, a backpack another, and I had a bunch of tote bags I would take turns using my last year. At my school a lot of people used backpacks still. Of course, my younger sister insisted on using mini hello kitty backpacks that she couldn't even fit a spiral notebook into and she just carried her stuff. It was silly of her though since we didn't have lockers.

    Hope you all get this worked out soon! Being stressed out is never good and I know how bad having a pounding head is.

    That looks like an awesome layering polish by the way!! :D

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  6. That's such a pretty color in the bottom but WOW such a disappointment on the nail. Sounds like it was just not a good day all around. Sorry!

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  7. Oh, I'm so sorry you're dealing with all that stress. Maybe you should talk to the teachers for sure because that seems like a lot of binders to be lugging around!
    And that polish, so pretty in the bottle. I wouldn't have guessed it to be so transparent either! Definitely would make for a pretty layering polish.

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  8. Sorry about the backpack bonanza! Have you seen that commerical where all the kids are falling over because they can't carry everything? Imperfectly Painted layered this brand's purple over a few other colors, you can see her review here:http://imperfectlypainted.blogspot.com/2010/08/savvy-purple-potion-skittles.html

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  9. oho no! I hope things get better for you! :-(. why do they have to have 7 binders.. that's seems kind of ridiculous.. that's so much money/weight...! agree with the tabs thing.. or maybe those binders that aren't hard covers.. u know the ones u get a the dollar tree.. that are floppy and light....?

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  10. opps not sure if you are in america.. but i think they have like floppy light binders made of plastic..?

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  11. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! We decided on a tote bag that has a long adjustable strap that she can use. She agreed to bring only 2 -3 binders to school and would you believe - she was fine. I knew she misunderstood. She was in a much better mood today so I made it through day 1 of moody and unbearable teenager and had my amazingly awesome daughter back. I read her some of the comments I received and I think she felt a little better too. Thanks everyone!

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