Today has been a challenge for me. Parker started out the morning by throwing a huge fit over a blanket. Are you kidding me? A blanket!!!! The boys and I were playing a game, where they hid under the blanket and I would tickle them and scare them. They thought it was hilarious! I went in the kitchen to make myself some breakfast and Parker started melting down. We’re talking big time melt down. She was screaming, throwing herself on the floor, and banging her head on the floor (her favorite thing to do when she’s really mad!). I couldn’t understand a word she was saying for about 10 minutes. I finally realized she was mad because she wanted to lay on top of the blanket and the boys were underneath the blanket. Oh my!
I tried to get her to play with the boys, but she was having none of it. I tried to get her to use a different blanket, but that didn’t work either. Then I tried to get her to play other things with me, but she just wanted to lay on top of the darn blanket!
Then she started hitting, kicking and trying to bite the boys. So we spent the next 20 minutes in and out of time out, telling the boys “I’m sorry” and then getting mad all over again. Lee was sleeping this whole time since he has to work tonight, so it was quite the struggle for this mama.
I tried everything I could think of. I finally just ignored her because I just couldn’t take it anymore. After 45 minutes of all of this, I finally decided to wake Lee up so he could give me a break. And what does the Little Princess do? She stops throwing a fit! Lee walked in the room and I sware, she was like, “Oh, daddy’s awake. All is right in the world!” That girl knows how to push my buttons!!!!! I wonder what it will be like it 10 years?
The rest of the day went a little better. They all four woke up a little earlier than normal, so they were a bit (ok, more than a bit) cranky all day. At 530 Parker threw yet another fit, for no apparent reason. I asked her what was wrong and she said, “I just wanna go night night, Mommy!” Brett chimed in and said, “Me too!” Poor kids were exhausted!
I love my kids more than anything in this world, and wouldn’t trade my life for anything, but on days like this, it makes me really want to take a vacation! Needless to say, we went to bed early, and boy was I happy when they all went to sleep without a fight!