Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Today was awful

I'm not going to lie. Today was awful. There were some good parts--like making the ornaments. But mostly Rachel was one whiny child that I didn't want anything to do with. She whined through lunch, she whined through stories, she whined through playing, and dancing, and singing and everything. Nothing was fun today. I guess she used up all her fun on the decorations because after that it was meltdown central at our house. I was ready to lock her up in a tower forever, take away her first born child, and put her to sleep for 100 years. Fairy tales are suddenly starting to make a whole lot of sense.

And that's why I have pictures like this on hand....


Yes, that's Rachel with a pair of underwear in her mouth. I just took her hair out of pigtails and so it's all skiwampus, which is awesome. And really, who could stay mad at a face like that? Not me.

Tomorrow will be better. Andrew will be home, so of course it will be better. We have company coming so I hope it will be better. And I have to make cookies, so that will help; cookies make everything better.

13 comments:

  1. Hang in there, I only know to well the feelings of looking at this whining kid, thinking....Did I raise this thing? I love the "I Quit" story, do you know that one? I'll post it on my blog....it's great! Hang in there. I hear the grandkids are almost worth it!

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  2. My kids have been fighting non stop since two of them got home from school. Kai was easy today, he played computer, he played x-box, I fed him good healthy foods like cinnamon buns, waffles, and popcorn while I stripped my house clean from top to bottom and put out Christmas!
    Yup...
    They're still fighting..
    One is so much easier!

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  3. Nancy, you are totally a cookie-brain today--I see your Facebook comments to Layla--you are just one cookie-wanting person! I hope that Rachel isn't feeling sick--the whining often comes before the being sick, I have found.

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  4. I made cookies all day--and I have a testimony that they are true-:)

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  5. That picture is awesome! I've been having "one of those days" today with a 10 page paper to write, laundry to do, dinner to make - and a cold with accompanying fever. Rachel happily eating her underwear made all of that go away for just the tiniest of seconds. Thanks!

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  6. @Tamsin--You're welcome.

    @Mom--I know! But really I do have to make cookies this weekend so looking for a cookie recipe was a valid thing to be doing. It's just that tastespotting is so temptuous!*

    Andrew helped me make PB cookies last night, but we'll have to make another batch of cookies later because Patrick is allergic to peanuts...

    *Not actually a word

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  7. It's a testament to the power of human love that so many children live to adulthood. A good friend of mine has a plaque in his kitchen, "Everybody believes something; I believe I'll have another cookie." Hang in there; you are doing a good work.

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  8. Thanks, Uncle Bruce. I like that saying. It should be in my kitchen, most definitely.

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  9. Why does Josie's blog show as updated 3 days ago when she just updated it this morning?

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  10. I loved the sentence about fairy tales. I've never thought about that before, but TOTALLY agree with you!
    Sunhshine is taking a very long nap right now. Normaly this would be wonderful, EXCEPT IT'S PLAYGROUP!! Why do children insist on only taking naps when there is something fun we, adults could be doing?

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  11. I'm sorry you had such a miserable day...those are hard. I do hope it will get better! And I agree with cookies making everything better. :) Keep that chin up!

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  12. @Mom - Because she started her draft of it on Nov. 30th, so that's the day that it "posted."

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