going crazy....

All of my friends kids are well behaved, calm, they listen, they clean up after themselves, they don't whine or argue with their parents.....what am I doing wrong that I feel like I am raising a zoo and I am the maid?

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5Mary HuntBelleview, Florida
    04/10/14
    Beth
    You are only seeing your friends' children for (probably) a few hours at a time. I am 110% sure your friends have moments where their children are crazier than yours, you just don't see them!
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      04/10/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I'm sure your friends have their crazy times too and you are just not seeing the bad/ugly. No one's family is perfect .
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        04/12/14
        5Mary Hunt
        Some of these friends ask me why my kids act the way they do b/c their kids don't. And I can show up to their houses and yes the kids may be running around, but adults can still hold a conversation and the house looks lived in but not like a tornado hit it. I can see the differences. And now my 12 year old and his "games". Ugh! I'm going looney!
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        About Mary Hunt
        Born: Jacksonville, North Carolina
        Current: Belleview, Florida
        Birth: January 23
        On Moms.com since: Mar 27, 2014
        I have 2 bio kids (Chesnie and Jax) raising 2 step-sons (Kurtis and Maison) only see my step-daughter (Hannah) when her mom can't deal. My kids are very active (boys in baseball, daughter in soccer) and I stay home with Jax who is a tornado on legs!