Monday, June 8, 2009

Much ado about nothing

Today was just one of those days again. We decided it was time to take away Claire's pacifier. She usually spends half of her day whining for me to find her paci. Last night/morning she woke up at 5:30 demanding her paci. I stumbled into her room and looked EVERYWHERE, under her mattress, her pillow, pulled the bed out from the wall and looked there..I never did find it. I had to go downstairs and search for one. Not something I wanted to be doing at 5:30am. That's when I decided it was time to banish the paci....forever! So you may want to stay away from the Ditto household for a few days, as there will be a lot of whining, screaming and crying going on. (and not just Claire) I was also frustrated with the boys today. Cole who is my mellow one, threw a tantrum at a friends house and tried to hit me. Then at Malia's softball game tonight they decided to pull their pants down and try to get pee on each other. Luckily I didn't witness this...and I hope they managed to be far away from people. But I was SOOO mad. I'm sure in 20 years i'll laugh at their 4 and 6 year old antics. But today it was not funny. I sent them to bed without dinner. I think most of my frustration is just me feeling blah...I haven't exercised in over a week, because I pulled something in my foot during the marathon and it was hurting pretty bad. But it's slowly been getting better, So tonight I went to the gym and had a good workout. It's amazing what a good workout can do for a grouchy mom!
The one highlight of the day was a discover the boys made in the back yard. Malia built a birdhouse at school last year. It's sitting on our table in the backyard. Today the boys lifted up the opening in the side of the birdhouse and a bird flew out, it had built a nest inside and there are 6 little red and white eggs inside. It was pretty cool and Jacob declared today "The best day of his whole life" ( until he was banished to his room without dinner)

6 comments:

So Many M's said...

fun fun fun. We just got rid of the binky for Malia last week, oh boy, it was a verrrrrry looooong week. She only needed it for sleeping, but it took longer with her than the others. I think we are done, yippeee. Good luck with your endeavors.

Ditto Family said...

Sounds like a day from "Where the Wild Things Are." I'm glad you got a little time to yourself this evening. I bet you'll have a couple of hungry kids this morning. Being a mom is hard.

The Peton's said...

Oh, good luck with the baby bootcamp binky week. I agree with you, it's amazing what a workout can do for a grouchy mom. I didn't know you hurt your foot. Glad to hear it's slowly getting better.

Julia said...

I'm sorry it won't be funny to you for another few years, because it's REALLY funny to me right now. They tried to PEE on each other???? Classic. I hope your days get progressively better.

Amanda said...

I hate days like that! Hope things get better fast!

Jonna T. said...

Peeing on eachother, huh? Aaaahhhh, boys. Reminds me of two things. One, my friend telling me about how they used to do "long johns" when they were in school. 10 years old or so. They stand at the urinal in the bathroom, and then back up as many steps as they can to see if they can still make it.........ugh. I was appalled. Poor janitor (or moms) Then when I went into the bathroom the other night, I noticed Koben has been trying to pee standing up. How the puddle of pee got BEHIND the toilet, I will never know, there was none in the front. Which leads me to the second funny about boys, which was Laurice Catterson telling me about Tina trying to potty train her little boy, and so she put cheerios in the toilet for him to aim at, and when she turned her back, he picked the cheerios out of the toilet and ate them! EEEEEWWWWWWW!!!!!!! I think she decided that was not a plan that would work so well at her house. So, I don't think I will be trying it with Koben, you just never know what those little boys will do! Hopefully you don't have too many hectic days like that!! =)