Yesterday was NOT my shining moment as a mother. I mean, really... It was bad.
The morning was normal. The kids got up, played, had breakfast, and took an hour long nap. My MIL came over to do morning nap and help out so that I could pack up some things. Then, the afternoon hit. At lunch time, Bobby gagged himself twice to the point of puking. I know that it is considered "age appropriate" and is a bid for attention, but it still bothers me to no end! And, because he knows this, he freaking laughs at me!!! DRIVES ME BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, I get them in the tub, Maya gets washed and out so MIL can dry her/dress her, and then Bobby pukes again! In the tub! I get him cleaned up and dressed and playing so that I can clean up the mess... Get that squared away. As we wind into afternoon nap time, they both fall asleep and I decide to take Maya upstairs. She slept two whole minutes before she was done and awake. And she refused to go back to sleep. Bobby slept fifteen minutes in his bed, but overall, p.m. naptime was a bust. And it showed. The late afternoon was nonstop chaos and crying. By the time Peter got home, I was ready to throw my hands up and cry like they were! He fed the kids dinner and kept them occupied and I went for a 2.5 mile run with Sarah. It was so nice to get out in the blissful, fall evening, with the wind in my hair and the smell of impending rain. We even finished our run with some light kisses from heaven! Coming home, I was much better. But OMG- it was a nutball of a day!
Tuesday will be better... Tuesday will be better... Tuesday will be better...
(And, craziness, 3 more days until Settlement!)
Update @ 9am: Apparently my cries to the Universe went unanswered because Bobby woke up at 3:30am with NO intention of going back to sleep. Since we didnt fall asleep until 1am, that meant less than 3 hours of sleep. At one point, I just broke down and cried I was so tired. Then, at 4:30am, Maya woke up crying (probably because Bobby woke her up). I climbed into bed with her and she was out in a few minutes. I heard Peter bring Bobby to his bed, but by that point, I was falling asleep too. I woke up this morning to Maya's smiling face and Bobby making kiss noises. So far... So good... They ate breakfast and are watching some Kung Fu Panda before naptime. Hopefully things will go up!