Stacy, glad you're getting your money back! I've been using thin speck cases on my iphone. For some reason I don' t have the bad luck others have with scratches and such even letting DS play with my phone.
Mel, I REALLY hope your afternoon improves!
Anna, you are totally burned out and overwhelmed. Which is okay. I know I would be in your situation. As always many ((hugs))!
How's CDing going these days?
DH pissed me off this morning, so at 11am I told him he has Aiden and he is letting Aiden either use his splash pool or water table and here's his stuff for it. And I left. For 3 hours. He's still being pissy, but not towards me anymore. Glad I took advantage of this very rare day off. If I stayed home there would have been some arguments!!! I returned the curtains I bought yesterday for Aiden (color was all wrong and despite being labeled "blackout" they didn't block out any light this morning ) and went on the hunt for curtains yet again. Finally found some for $12 a panel. Whew. With luck my child will nap in there today.
I'm so glad I'm at least in really good company today! I'm contemplating running away from my 2 year old! She's making me crazy, she's being a bully, she's hitting, pinching, biting anything she can to get her way, she's flat out refusing to do anything I ask of her. She's being a 2 year old and quite frankly I don't have the time or patience for her right now. Every so often I contemplate going back to working outside the home, this is one of those weeks.
The sleep thing was the opposite problem you all had this morning. Every kid in my house except DS1 overslept this morning but DS1 gets up and reads books until I get up so he didn't wake me. I don't use an alarm clock, I use them. Noah was up from about 3:30 until 6 off and on which means I was as well. Clara woke up at 6am so I gave her back a paci and told her to go back to sleep. When I do that she usually gives me about half an hour, well, this morning she didn't get back up until 8:40!!! Grady has to be at preschool at 8am and I totally would've just shrugged it off today except today was our day to bring snacks and juice so I HAD to get him there. I got him dressed (forgot to feed him) and threw everyone in the car in their pj's and brought him to school in 10 minutes. I spent the next hour shaking from the anxiety of it all.
Usually I look forward to the weekends to split some of the work with DH but we have the wedding tomorrow, mass at 1, dinner at 5 and dance afterwards so it's an all day affair. And DD1 has a volleyball tournament tomorrow as well so I have to figure out how to split my time between the wedding and the tournament AND being in charge of the kids since I'm sure DH will be drinking with his brothers. DH got a call last night from one of his brothers that is the father of the nephew getting married in 2 weeks (the out of town wedding my kids are ring bearer and flower girl in that I am not at all excited about dragging everyone to!) and they are having the bachelor party tonight since everyone will be in town already. Just FREAKING GREAT!!! Now I lose DH's help tonight as well. And he told me he'll be out of town one night next week for work. AND I feel bad for complaining about all of this because close friends of ours are currently at Children's Hospital in St. Louis testing two of their children to see if they are a match for bone marrow because their other child has leukemia and relapsed after 2 years of treatment, it's in his spinal fluid and bone marrow. So, now I feel like a jack a$$ complaining about anything. Oh Calgon, take me away!!!!
Anna- what's going on with the dogs? i missed that. I never walk my Shih Tzu. I feel terrible about it because besides running around the house he gets no exercise but I just can't take the time to walk him. DH takes the boxer every morning before work but poor Yogi never gets out of the house except to potty and even then I'm yelling at him to hurry it up. It's probably no wonder he runs away on me all the time.
Christa - that certainly puts things in perspective doesn't it! Sorry this weekend is going to be so busy!
My kiddos slept for 2 hours so I can live with that. I ended up vegging on the couch because I couldn't fall asleep, but had some raspberry sorbet and some M&M's too! So far they are much better. Sleep is such an important part of what they need, but I'm not sure how to get them more sleep if they won't go to bed or sleep until a reasonable hour!
I think the rain doesn't help today either because we can't run around outside or take a walk either. DS especially seems to need time outside at least once a day. He takes after me in that respect I guess - I was always outside as a kid and even as a teenager I'd take my homework out onto the deck. It's kind of funny because he's like DH in all other ways! Winter is going to be rough - going to have to brave the cold just to stay sane I guess! LOL that reminds me I'm going to need new winter boots and a new hat too. I also need to get new gloves for DS and hat&gloves for DD. I wonder if DS' boots fit? can't remember what size from last year - probably not huh?!