Friday, March 28, 2008

What a day

I am not certain why today was such a difficult day with the kids, but man, was it a doozy. There wasn't so much one particular thing that happened, it was the every second on the second occurrence of outlandish behavior by BOTH of my children. We also had invited 3 different moms and their kids over for play today at our house. It was a little crazy but not too bad. There were 4 mommies and 8 kids. All of the other kids seemed to play so happily and fine, but mine were little heathens the entire time almost. Its so frustrating! I felt like a horrible mother during and after everyone was here. Lunch went relatively smoothly (I think they were starving--probably had a lot to do with it). Needless to say, I was wiped out by nap time and took one myself!

After nap, it was a little bit better for about an hour or so while we danced and sang and had lots of fun, and then out of nowhere the craziness began again. So I decided we were leaving the house and going to the pet store. I have no earthly idea what enticed this notion in my head, but at the time I thought it sounded better than going insane at home. I am happy to report that nothing was broken (well there is a dead fish on the floor of the pet store, but it was already dead in the net on the tank and one little girl whom will remain nameless (not Creighton) helped it onto the floor and Jackson then accidentally stepped on it--not his fault) and we left there unscathed.

Creighton threw a horrid temper tantrum as we were leaving...causing a huge scene though! She LOVES LOVES LOVES LOVES dogs---well any and all animals and they are all dogs to her. She is so funny about it but it is getting very old. She loves to go see Molly and Hershey, the dogs next door, but they aren't always out and the neighbors don't care for us to be over there unless they are there because they bark so much. Anyway, needless to say it is a battle every day for her desire to go see the dogs and my stance on "no". It is awful (which may be why I decided to go see the dogs at the pet store today).

Anyway, tonight thankfully was parents night out. I desperately needed that! We had a nice dinner with Kara and Mike and then went to the Power Team thing for a little bit and the Josh McDowell thing for a little bit (not too exciting either of them in my opinion) and then we came home and relaxed a little bit before having to go get them at 10. We were the last ones to get them. :) Oh well. We weren't late though! Now they are both in bed and that is a good thing! I am going to bed soon...very soon.

Glad today is coming to an end. Not ecstatic at all that Jeff is leaving us for a "business trip" till Tuesday night late though! :( Very sad about that...very very sad.

11 comments:

Becky said...

Sarah kind of had a day like that today - cranky and fussy and getting mad over the most ridiculous things. At the park today, I just left her laying on the concrete sidewalk while she pitched her fit because she had to share the swing! The selfishness abounds!!! But it is all normal, just a lot of need for lessons at these ages.

Becky said...

Sorry Jeff will be out of town.

Christy said...

Courtney,

So sorry you had a rough day. I remember days like that. I know they are to come again...hard to imagine that this little gurgling smiley boy would ever pitch a fit, but I've been there and I KNOW it will happen. ): Days when you actually leave a cart full of groceries at Wal-mart because you can't stand the embarrassment any longer. Days when a perfect stranger entertains your child from the seat in front of you on the airplane while you sit in a puddle of silent tears. UGH! Parenting is so humbling. At least at that stage I'll have some funny posts.

Maria said...

I think there must be something in the air...or water... The Boy has been out of control.

Marci H said...

Sorry about the rough day. We have had many of those around here with the boys! If it is not one of them pitching a fit about something, it is the other one.

I love that they have parent's night out. Unfortunately, I never realize when they are. We need to be taking advantage of that.

You really didn't like the power team?? I didn't go, but Jeff took the kids and Kayla LOVED it. She couldn't stop talking about it when I got home. She was telling me one of the girls testimonies and it sounded very moving.

Hannah E. said...

Definitely something in the air. We've had that kind of WEEK! You can join my Humiliated Moms of Toddlers Club. So far, I'm the only member. But selfishly, it's good to know there are others who qualify. =) I just wish you lived by me, so I wouldn't be the only crazy-embarrassed one here.

texastanya said...

My boys have been nuts this week, too. A friend reminded me at dinner tonight that Easter candy can sometimes have a behavioral effect on small bodies. And now that I think about it, she's probably right...

Maria said...

I think our problem is still daylight savings time... :(

The Boy gets no candy and did not have any for Easter.

Courtney said...

Marci--do your kids go to Good Shepherd? I thought they went to Reedemer! Anyway, I liked the power team when I am there for the "action" part of it, but Jeff was just dropping in for a little bit (make appearance) and the guy just talked the whole time about money (they were taking up offering) and he literally talked the WHOLE time (and it was our date night (Jeff was technically "working") and I didn't want to be there for that reason).

Courtney said...

Yeah my kids didn't really have any candy for easter either. I gave them fruit snacks (which I know has a lot of sugar too) but they didn't have candy and I give them fruit snacks occasionally. I think it was the change in weather again...I swear, spring needs to come and stay! I hate this fluctuating thing.

Thanks for all the sweet comments that make me feel as though I am not alone

khowze said...

I'm with ya...had the same kind of week. I think those weeks have ALOT to do with my attitude too. I feel it turning around today though and had a good day with the girls. Hope this week is better for you!