Friday, December 29, 2006

I hope my sister is having a nice time in Mexico, drinking Margaritas and watching the sun set, because man, I am tired. How do you people that have two(or more) kids do this? Seriously, how? I had the kids alone for most of the day, as Joe wasn't feeling all that well. I took them to the park because, well, things weren't going well cooped up in our small apartment. All three of my animals are completely freaked out that these children have invaded their space. I am constantly herding the dogs(and cat) away from the children or the children away from the dogs. One of our dogs is thirteen years old and she is not at all happy about having a three and a five year old chase her around or try to sit on her while she is laying on her couch. The nerve! The cat feels pretty much the same way. She hasn't come inside the house at all since the kids arrived last night, Gracie yelling "HERE KITTY KITTY!! WHY YOU NOT LIKE ME KITTY?" Anyway, so I took them to the park today. My first mistake was walking there instead of driving. We have a park literally on every corner in my neighborhood. I thought it would wear them out if we walked to the park and back. The only problem is, Gracie didn't want to walk back from the park. And you can't make a three year old walk if they don't want to(If you know a way to get them to do this, please share). Once we got to the park, I pushed them in the swings, I built sandcastles, I went down the slide. I tried to sit on a bench and soak up some of the sunshine, but that didn't go well. First Gracie had to go to the bathroom. Then Cameron had to go. Then Gracie had to go again. I think we spent a good portion of our time in the bathroom while we were there. There were other kids at the park playing together while their mothers sat on a bench reading a book or conversing, but not me. No, they want me to play with them. Which is usually fine, because that's why I'm doing this. To spend quality time with my niece and nephew. But dude, I was tired. So we came back and watched television. I know, bad. But I needed a break. And during that time Gracie styled my hair. It was beautiful. I would have taken pictures, but Cameron took the batteries out of my camera to out into his video game. Good times. It is now ten to nine in the evening and I am about to go to bed and conk out. Tomorrow I have the entire day planned out. There won't even be time for T.V. But there will be time for a nap for Gracie. She was tired and ready for a meltdown at four o' clock without one.


LDBM2003 said...

LOL sorry, but I have the giggles. The park saga is hysterical.

Getting a 3 year old to walk. Hmmm well my son was easy to con with choices "Do you want to walk in front of me or behind me"

My dd not so much, we would still be sitting there 4 years later !


Joannah said...

Sounds like good practice for the years to come, Michelle! When my nieces wouldn't go where we wanted them too (ages ago), we'd just say okay, buh-bye, and start walking. Not wanting to be left behind they'd usually run after us - crying, of course. ;-)

Kristin said...

We should have coordinated a playdate.

Have fun with the kiddos!

Shelley said...

Hee hee. I'm sorry. I'm laughing with you. :)

How long are the kids here? My girls are off next week. I have some meetings but maybe we can set something up. That would be fun. And looks like Kristin is up for it too.


Tara said...

What a hoot Michelle! At least that age doesn't last forever. You're doing great and soon you'll be able to do older kid things with them! It would be funny to keep a journal of your "fun" experiences and share it with them in their teen years! They'll be so embarrassed and you'll be the one laughing :)

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Oh yeah, there is no energy-force stronger than two kids. And adult energy is powerless when faced with it. The 9pm bedtime was a good strategy though - hope it helped. I've been fast asleep at 9:30 every night for the last 2 months now. It's the only way I can cope. :-)