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Mommy Time

Posted: May 14, 2016 in family, funny, kids, parenting, toddlers, tweens
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The kids have been getting some use out of their pool the past few days, since the temps have shot up to around 100 degrees here. I have been letting them go out around 4:30 and they are usually out for about an hour. During this time, I do not go out with them, since daddy is out in the garage right next to them. After I get Little L ready and both out the door, I get to take a breath, take in the moment of silence then start on making dinner.

This evening, hubby comes to the door and tells me to bring the towels. When I get to the door, he has went back to the garage. I holler for Oldest to come get the towels. He says why don’t I come out and bring them. I tell him no that dinner is on the stove. He gives me this look like I can’t spend time with them. I spend all day with them and although I love them dearly, I need that hour of peace to do what I  need to do. Since L has given up nap time, there is no quiet time for mommy anymore.

I think he is the one that needs to spend more time with them. I am the one that takes them shopping with me and that is a stressfull adventure most times. I am the one in the house with them, helping with school work, doing house work, changing diapers and cleaning up messes.

He often says that I am crazy,. I am sure if he did this all day, everyday, he would be too.  🙂

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Oldest had to go to the Library on Wednesday to find a book to read for her Literature class. About 2 times a year, they give her a list of books that she can pick from. The hardest part is finding one that our local library actually has on its shelf and not have to wait for it to be shipped from another location. I wasn’t going to take Little L, but hubby talked me into it. Saying that the more she goes, the better she will get about the whole thing. Which makes since, so the 3 of us loaded up and got out of here around 11:30. On the way, we have to pass the park. Little L starts talking about the park and how she wants to go. I told her the last time we went, which was sometime ago, she wasn’t very nice when it came time to leave. She kept asking me if we could go and I told her that if she was especially good in the library I would stop on the way home.

We got inside and made our way to the kid section while Oldest got her book she picked out. There were a few kids already there so it made it easy for L to stay. I went over to the nearest shelf which has the beginning reader books and right off the bat, found 3 books that I knew she would like. She came over to me and seen one of the books, a Monsters Inc. book, she said “You got me monsters!” I said “Yes, and look what else, 2 Wally Kazaam books.” She was really excited and carried them over to the seat to look at them. I was beaming at this point, giving myself silent high fives. I heard Little L pretending to read from one of the books. When I looked up she had a couple of the kids looking at her like she was really reading them. I thought this was super cute and went back to looking. She got up and left her books on the chair and started to play. One of the kids got up and picked up the stack and and yelled at his mom who was sitting on the side on her laptop. “Hey mom, are these mine?” I looked at her in horror, when she said, “no honey, they aren’t unless you…” I cut her off, “So sorry, those are my daughters, she carried them over there.” She said OK but she gave me the look. You know the “Geeze lady it is just a book” look, but dammit, I want those and my kid wants those. So bring on the looks lady I don’t care!

I found her several more and went to sit down while I waited on Oldest to get back from looking. I let L play for a while longer. She was doing really good and I didn’t want to try to drag her out. When there was only one child left I asked if she was ready to head to the park? She said and yes and bolted for the door. Oldest ran to catch up, luckily I had already checked the books out.

We got to the park and there were lots of kids. She played for the most part by herself, running from slide to slide. There was one girl that asked her if she wanted to play but it was more, watch what I am doing, but stay next to me. L watched quietly, while the girl scooped sand into a cup. We were there for about 45 minutes, when I told her that we needed to get ready to head on home. She said ok and wanted to go down the slide one more time. Well, that one more time, turned into 25 mores times, or so it seemed. She would not slow down and it was getting to where I was afraid she was going to fall and hurt herself from acting so darn silly. There was another mom there with her daughter and she smiled at me, but I felt the need to explain why my kid wasn’t listening to me. “She is the hardest kid to get to leave.” I said. She just kept on smiling. Oldest had come over and was trying to reason with L but she wasn’t listening to either one of us. When she came down the slide and headed back up the steps, we ambushed her, to put it mildly, and I picked her up and carried her kicking and screaming to the car.

For the most part the day went well. We will have to see when she gets to go back to the park. I would love to take her a few times a week, the more she goes, the better it will be. But right now I feel like I am kid napping my own child every time we leave! 🙂

 

fight

Never say yes when a 2 year old asks if you wanna fight. Why? Because they are short and will kick you in the shin over and over!

True story, happened today!

Happy March! 🙂

 

Little L is not a book lover. She has oodles and oodles of books but no want to read or even look at them. I took the girls to the Library on Saturday to return the mound of books we got the last time we went. Being Saturday there were a lot of kids there, mostly older. There was no one in the kids area so I couldn’t get L’s interest in any of the toys while Oldest went to look for books. I asked if she wanted to look for some books to take home. She said no and made her way over into the kids computer area and sat down at one of them. I asked if she wanted to use one and she said yes. I got the library card out and punched in my numbers and my password. It said we had 30 minutes of use time. By that time though, Little L had lost interest and had gotten up. I closed it out and walked after her, hoping that she wouldn’t cause too much chaos. Oldest came back with several books in her hand and said she wanted to look some more. By this time, L wondered into the kids play area and there was another little girl playing with blocks. I told L maybe she would like to play with her. The mom heard me and said that her daughter would love too. But the little girl didn’t want anything to do with L. She started crying when her mom gave L some of the blocks that she was using. I told L to come get the blocks out of the other bucket to use and she did, but the girl was not having it. Finally the mom asked the little girl what she wanted to do. She told her look for books and get movies. I asked how old she was and she told me 2, she would be 3 in April. Wow, just 2 months older then L and she was speaking in more complete sentences. They left and L got bored and decided to walk through the book section. I tried to get her to look at books, but she thinks everywhere is a playground. I don’t know how to break her of it. She was climbing on the tables and had to test out every seat in the room. We walked around and made our way back to the kid play area. There were tons of kids there by this time. I guess they had all gotten there books and was ready to play. L went over and was playing with a couple of kids. I told Oldest to keep an eye on her and not let her leave the area, while I searched for some books for her to take home.

I ended up with just 5, the racks were bare for some strange reason and not a good selection was left to get. I went on and checked them out and was coming back when I seen L was following another girl, which was older, out of the play area. I told her she can’t do that and she had to stay. She turned to go back in, but then decided that she was going to do what she wants and walked out and headed across the main part of the Library. I went after her and when she stopped I scooped her up and headed out the door. She got upset when we hit the pavement and was wanting to go back in. I told Oldest. who was following, to get the car opened cause L was slipping out of my arms. I got her buckled up and told her that she didn’t listen so we can’t stay if she can’t do what I ask. She calmed down and we headed on home.

Oldest always liked books. When she was L’s age, she would want someone to read to her everyday. Sometimes the same book over and over, sometimes several different books. I worry that the way L is, it is going to be hard when she does start school.

Thanks for reading. 🙂

I May Not Like You

Posted: February 20, 2016 in blog, kids, parenting, toddlers
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You wake up so loving and sweet,
But once that floor touches your feet,
Game is on.

My sweet baby once so calm and serene
You make me want to cry and scream.
I try to talk to you, make you understand.
I know you are only 2,  and I shouldn’t reprimand.

You give me a hard time through most of the day,
I sometimes don’t know whether to run or stay.
Your tantrums and meltdowns, I know are a stage,
You will grow out of it, one of these days.

But for now, little one
Please remember one tiny thing,
I may not like you sometimes,
But my love for you will always remain.

I love you Little L.  🙂

The Run Around

Posted: January 15, 2016 in blog, family, kids, parenting, toddlers, Uncategorized
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My Little L has been giving me a run around lately. Every other night, she gets a bath. Every other night she cries and carries on while I am trying to wash her hair and body. After it is over, she plays calmly in the water, till I say lets get out. That brings on another emotional outburst or she just out right ignores me. I finally get her out and if I am quick I can get the towel wrapped around her. But she is tricky, and she will take off running out the door and through the house. One time, her feet was still wet and she hit the tile floor in the living room and fell right on her rump. I laughed. It did slow her down, that night. After I get her somewhat dried off, I tell her to get onto the bed. Same routine every other night. She decides it is “climb on the bed, stand up, run around, and sit her happy little naked butt right on my pillow.” I tell her to get off, that it isn’t nice. She ignores again. I tell her that she is going to be in trouble. Still nothing. I get mad, lose my cool. Start yelling. Which she thinks is funny. She will then stand up, run around the bed, do some flips if she can. Then if daddy is in the house, he will come in and she still won’t listen. She thinks he will play with her. He tries to help me put on the diaper. She kicks and screams cause daddy is holding her. I will get the diaper on her and then her clothes. As long as he sits beside her. If he gets up, she is right back to acting like a crazy wild animal that just get into your house and can’t get out.

Then after all the “fun” we just had, she will calmly go into the other room and play or watch something on my tablet until bed time.  Just like she is right now. 🙂

Kids can say some of the silliest things at times, we all know that. Through all the whining and crying and eating this week, Little L has said some pretty funny stuff. I need to write everything she says down, but when she says it, I think I will remember and well, then I don’t. But yesterday she outdid herself and I thought I would share a few with you.

“Come on buuuddy, Let’s dance!”  I don’t know if she has heard this one or she came up with it but it is really funny to hear it come out of her mouth. Especially when she stretches out the word buddy and she is wiggling her booty. When she first said it, she had her sis and I LOLing about it all day.

“Well well well, you have the bacon.”  She said this one last night over and over while her and sissy were playing. I guess she was wanting bacon and thought her sister had some. Anyways, it was one for the books, definitely.

Yesterday at lunch time, daddy was sitting on the couch eating. L was eating and watching a cartoon. He got done and as he was getting up, I sat down in his spot. Little L didn’t see this exchange. A few minutes later, she looked over at me and said, “Where daddy go?” “He went to the bathroom,” I told her. Then she scrunched up her little face and said, very disgustedly, “With him lunch!” Oldest was sitting on the other couch and we cracked up. “Oh no baby, he finished his lunch.” I said laughing. “Oh ok,” she said, and went right back to her cartoons.

Thanks for reading! 🙂