Tuesday, November 03, 2009

One Of Those Days

Do you ever have one of those days? You can't really pin point why (or maybe you can) its a hard day, it just is. Everything seems to take a lot more effort. It took us way longer to get ready to run an errand today than the errand itself. However, was nice to get out and breath some fresh air. Lillie ate a crayon, we'll didn't eat it, but chewed on it long enough. I realized it when I put her in the stroller. There was purple all over her mouth, her hands, and her new outfit that she had been wearing for 15 minutes. She went out looking like that. If Lillie or Jack do anything to Elliott that he doesn't like (take a toy, get in his way, etc...) he screams really loud. Jack doesn't understand that Lillie and Elliott don't know how to "play" and he gets frustrated with them knocking things down or taking his puzzle pieces. Can anyone relate? It's just been one of those days. It started early, earlier than I'd like and now its 2:30 and the kids are just falling asleep because this is what's been going on in their room...
video

Jack didn't want to go to sleep because Lillie and Elliott were laughing at him... at least that's what he said.

The apartment is a mess and it smells like poop (I have a nice candle burning trying to get rid of the smell, we have company coming over for dinner, I don't want the smell of poop to welcome them tonight!). Lillie and Elliott have had poop every diaper change today. Speaking of poop, while I was trying to get Lillie and Elliott ready for their nap Jack came out of the bathroom and said "Mommy you gotta come see this!" Not sure what to expect, I got up and went in the bathroom. Jack, holding out toilet paper announced "Look! I wiped my butt all by myself!" Some days you have to celebrate the little things. We are making progress!

I'm thankful days like today are rare. I'm also thankful that God's mercies are new every morning. I'm going to get busy around here. It's really not too much to clean up when the kids are in bed and not pulling out new things as I clean up. I can do it pretty fast. I think I'll put on a pot of coffee... might need it this afternoon!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Susan..Pap and I got a good laugh from your blog...The video was too cute. Enjoy you cup of coffee, you deserve it.
Grandma and Pap

patch_clark said...

I hear you LOUD AND CLEAR!! and I only have 1. Five out of seven days a week I put on a pot of coffee mid afternoon to make it through the rest of the day.

Anonymous said...

Wish I could sneak in and help you. Yes, there will be lots of days like this, maybe not too close together, but we have a merciful Father, Who will see you through these days and one day you will actually look back and laugh and think, how did I manage? Loved the video, better laughing and enjoying each other than crying and fighting. Big hugs and kisses to all of you and an extra one for you to see you through this stage of your life. Love you, Great Gran

Brittney said...

This post was comedy! Susan, you should write a book. I bet a lot of people have told you that - if they haven't, well you should write a book. I bet you're glad the day is almost over so you can start fresh tomorrow. But don't forget to look back at today (later, not now cause you are so 'over' today) and smile at how your apt. smelled like poop, how your kids were bouncing in their cribs/beds instead of sleeping, and how Jack said he wiped his butt. Hilarious.

Mom said...

One of my favorite quotes . .

"Cleaning your house while the kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing" . . . Phyllis Diller

Love you! Mom

pam said...

I am laughing so hard! Oh goodness, this is way too funny! Hey just remember these are the good ole days! I hope that you had a wonderful visit with your company and the house didn't smell, other than nice candle and good food! :) Blessings to you Susan. Them little Rascals!

amyp said...

Susan, I completely understand. I'm ADD and it's a nightmare to get places half the time and I only have two. Just know that we pray for you guys and I'm so impressed and in awe of you rocking out life in NYC. I tell people about you and what a hero I think you are. And we'll just pray that tomorrow is amazing!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorites, similar to your Mom's.

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow because babies grow up much to our sorry. So quieten down cobwebs dust go to sleep I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep. Something like that