So, I finally am feeling totally and completely touched out...but, possibly not quite in the usual way. I have all the patience in the world for Beni (except when she pinches, which drives me crazy!)...but when other kids or dogs get in my space I want to kick them. And I am not generally a kicking kind of person. Not to other living things. We're living with my dad now, and he has a dog just the same age as Beni, and I seriously push it away every time it comes near me. And my step-sister's youngest, who is 6, and more desperate than any child I have ever seen for love and attention (yes, she is finally getting plenty while living with my mom and step-dad)- when she cuddles up to me, I seriously, just have to tell her to get away from me (nicely of course). I just have to tell her that I need my space and she has to sit on the other end of the couch, etc.
Anyone else feeling touched-out???