I can’t handle little boys. not in large doses. little boys in SMALL doses is bad enough — they’re noisy and rowdy, and it’s a very different kind of noise and activity than w/little girls… I felt guilty about finally telling my dh that no, I can’t handle keeping the boys for an extra day, but I realized I hadn’t been honest w/him when I’d first said yes, I’ll do it (more like “okay, if I have to”), and I felt like I had to change my mind (at least that’s how he saw it) for the sake of my sanity — I will not help other people (particularly people I don’t care for) if it’s detrimental to ME, especially just for the sake of appearing “nice.” I may be many things, but co-dependent is no longer one of them!