Thursday, February 3, 2011

Keeping it Real

I am hesitant to even type this because the week is not over yet. Like that I might jinx the rest of the week. That being said, this week has been rough. Really rough. Monday was normal and then things went racing downhill. Monday night a major front blew threw bringing snow and ice and ridiculous temperatures. Businesses and schools have been closed and are closed again tomorrow.
Honestly, Tuesday and Wednesday were not that bad. We didn't watch tv all day, there were no major fights and Emerson managed to stay out of time out. Pretty decent. Then today happened.
This morning Emerson had timeout for telling me "no" too many times. Then we had a screaming match because she wanted help velro-ing her shoes when they had already been correctly velcro'd. Then we decided to go meet daddy for lunch. We couldn't leave without Emerson slipping on the ice in the driveway first.
All I had seen since Monday was our street from our front window. It seemed fine. The second I turned the corner in our neighborhood I knew the roads were not fine. So much ice. Ice packed on more ice.
We made it to lunch and everything was fine but the punishment was that I only got to be out of the house for an hour. We get home and watch one cartoon before Emerson's naptime. All that had gotten me through the lovely morning was knowing that I would get my yummy dr pepper and cookie snack while Emerson took her nap.
Well, she went down for her nap without much of a fight. Then Ashton went down. Things were looking good, but then the computer tech got here. He started working on my laptop (which means I can't be blogging or fb'ing). He continued to work on the computer for 3.5 hours! Straight through naptime and my husband getting home. Oh, and did I mention that the tech didn't even fix the problem? He has to come back another time. Whatever.
I am ready for today to be over. Except that tomorrow is going to be much of the same. More ice. More closings. More staying at home. I think I might actually concede and just watch movies all day. Please don't call the parenting police on me.
On a better note, one of the only fun things this week has been working on my assignments for my Joy of Love class. Here are my first three days of  homework.
 Day 1: What they do
Loves to read.
Day 2: How they look
Tummy time!
Day 3: Then and Now
Looking at her baby book:)

Here's to better days and praying mommy is a better mommy tomorrow.


Gingercake said...

you will be a better mommy tomorrow, I promise. Make some popcorn and watch movies as much as you want tomorrow. You'll feel great cuddling on the couch with your babes!

bethany said...

I totally think you need a movie day. I don't think any mom would fault you that-I know we definitely do it sometime. Pop some popcorn, stay in your pj's, and make it a fun little party with pillows and blankets. Come to think of it, maybe we'll do that too :)

Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...

Not sure where you are but I'm in the DFW area and we have had ice on top of ice and now today....SNOW. A "light dusting" turned in to 6 inches with more to come. It's been a tough week here too--and Dr Pepper has been my mental break too! :)

Hang in there!

Cami said...

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who has days like this. Thank you for your Blog and your posts.

Ellen Grant said...

Oh dear! Sounds like one of my days =) Fortunately, good days DO come. Eventually.

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Tami said...

Awe. Don't get down on yourself. You are a wonderful mother (I feel your "vibe" directly through cyberspace!) I say, have a movie day where everyone stays in pj's and make popcorn and hot chocolate!

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