I can't think of anything that drives me around the bend more than whining.
Jade used to be a low-maintenance child - an LMC as I like to call it. She was easy. Now, she's the polar opposite. She's an HMC - a high-maintenance child. In fact, I might even go so far as to classify her as a VMHC - VERY high-maintenance child.
I don't know if it's the diet (and related constipation or metabolic changes) or the seizures or the medications, but Jade's nearly-incessant whining is really starting to get to me. Before the seizures and the medications, she wasn't whiny. I don't blame her for the whining, I just wish it would stop! It would make all of the other crap so much easier to bear! It's tiring! It's frustrating! It's maddening!
I love my child. I really, really do. If I didn't, I wouldn't be crazy enough to endure the whining. Lately, though, I've been wishing that someone would produce a television show called "Child Swap". The whole idea behind the program would be to switch parents who have LMCs and who take their family lives for granted (especially the ones with nannies and maids who have things easy but don't realise it and then whine about how hard things are for them when Johnny's Christmas play conflicts with their spa appointment) with parents who have VHMCs (and who really deserve a "vacation"). If "Child Swap" existed, I would leap at the opportunity to be on that show.
I know that there are parents who have things a lot harder than we do. I'm not looking for sympathy or words of encouragement. I just want a break from the whining!