Friday, November 26, 2010

It's 7:20pm and All Three Girls are in Bed

We have those days sometimes. You know when:
*The oldest child cops and attitude and throws a rare tantrum,
*The middle child flaunts her independence like it's nobody's business, and
*The there is no remedy to calm the screaming baby.

Yup, one of those days.

Three females with emotional flare-ups at the same time, on the same day, and probably in the same room (and probably when my husband is at work).

Mariah just keeps saying, "no, no, no, no" just to be obnoxious.
And I ask Ambria why she is crying and she responds between broken tears, "I don't know. I just can't stop crying."
And Ashlyn just cries even though is she has been fed, burped, changed, and is being held.

How do I get through these days?
Call it a weakness or a stress reliever or smart, but I look forward to the quiet evenings AFTER all the girls are in bed. I love my girls dearly, but some days I need some quiet relaxation.
*I think about watching what I want to watch on television (that doesn't consist of Dora or Caillou or any other favorite cartoon of the day)
*I think about laying on the couch by myself (or with my husband) without any kids climbing all over me, kneeing my ribs, and accidentally pulling my hair.
*I think about what snack (healthy or unhealthy) to eat without having to share with anyone else and no one elses drool on it.
*I think about staring at the computer researching/looking at absolutely nothing of importance without interruption of kids saying they need/want a snack every two seconds.
*I think about sitting in absolute silence IF I WANT TO, BECAUSE I CAN.

So, call it "me time" or what have you, but this how I get through the rough days.

The picture below is just classic, it doesn't even need explaining.

1 comment:

jroz said...

So true in every way. I laughed out loud. Sometimes I think about doing all the things I mentioned and there are so many things I want to do by myself I end up doing none of them.