"I'm not a parenting expert. In fact, I'm not sure that I even believe in the idea of 'parenting experts.' I'm an engaged, imperfect parent and a passionate researcher. I'm an experienced mapmaker and a stumbling traveler. Like many of you, parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure."
Wednesday's are normally easier days. It is the day that we look forward to after climbing out of the trenches on Monday. Not sure about all of you, but for us Mondays are like a runaway roller coaster ride. Daddy has gone back to work for the week. The weekend of fun is over. Structure of school, getting up, and back into the routine. Let's not kid ourselves here. The big gruff teddy bear went back to work and most of the kids totally don't treat mom like she is a bad *ss.
My liquid gold (Seriously! It is just coffee.) in my favorite coffee cup.
Coffee!!! By the time I noticed that the tracks were greased I only had a half cup of coffee in me. That sweet loving hubby of mine took the rest of the pot. No worries, Chloe has learned a new skill that she loves to do. She asks me every day if she can make a pot of coffee. Might be the fact she likes to pour it and smell the aroma drifting up from the cup. Good life skill to teach and she is going to get tips.
James is extra happy today, however has fly away arms. Oops! There went one of our jelly jars we like to use for glasses down the stairs. This time it was a causality. No worries, there are more of those lovely trinkets in a box and no one got hurt. He was a doll about being a big helper and sweeping it up.
Breakfast starts and we have one not so happy camper because they are not allowed to pass out breakfast this morning (it was someone else's turn). Then milk was served, and our little banshee asked for the owl mug. Unfortunately, the mug was claimed by one of the little guys. A fifteen minute screaming fit entailed over this simple little fact. Followed by "I don't want milk", "I want water." In the end she just drank the milk.
Little man is on a mission to make me stay on my toes today. He has the whole circuit board of buttons that he knows how to push. What he doesn't know is I took the batteries out of the receiver. He has no power over me.
I will have a good day... I will have a good day... I will have a good day.... Dang it! Where are my ruby red slippers?! Check with Kit Kat. I have a feeling she would know where to find them.
We all know children will find things to do that will drive us bonkers. I am not perfect, a saint, or mom of the year. However, I love these littles with my everything. Enjoy your littles. Even though we don't like hearing it, we will miss these moments when they are gone.
Ponytail hair up. Just go with it kind of day.