Friday, April 27, 2007

Highs and Lows

We all have highs and lows to our day, and since my daughter has ran into the Terrible Twos with wild abandon, I find myself grasping my sanity by a thread. Yesterday, I almost lost my grip.

Georgia and I dropped Eli off at preschool, and as always Georgia began screaming on the way out because I wouldn’t let her have a piece of candy from the Director Whore’s desk. This caused Georgia's usual routine of throwing herself on the ground, screaming at the top of her lungs, bucking, and trying to shimmy away from me when I reached down to scoop her up. And remember, this is in front of all the parents bringing their kids into school. It was a madhouse, and my little human roadblock wasn’t helping.

I would like one freaking day where that doesn’t happen. Just one. After that, we went to the grocery store. Usually when we go to the store, we stop at the deli first to get Georgia popcorn chicken. Since we were there at 9:00 a.m., they didn’t have any popcorn chicken made yet. How do you explain that to a 22-month-old child who is screaming “CHICKEN!!”

That again started the screaming, crying, and this time scratching as she attempted to climb out of the shopping cart. After a few minutes of arousing the attention of every single person in the store, a woman came running from the deli with a cookie for Georgia. “Here maybe this will help,” she said, handing Georgia the cookie.

Great. Does she really feel the need to interrupt my bad parenting to reward my daughter for turning into a monster?! Christ Almighty!

By the time we got out of the store, I was about to lose it. When we got home, I immediately turned on Dora so I could attempt to clean the house. I had just swept and was in the middle of mopping when Georgia decided to dump the cat food out all over the clean floor. That’s about the time I started crying.

When Eric got home last night and I related my day, he left the room and came back in with a gift. He was going to give it to me for Mother’s Day but decided I needed it yesterday. He got me an XM Player for my car!! Don’t I have a wonderful husband?!

That definitely helped turn my day around. That is until Georgia woke up at 4:00 a.m. I managed to get her back to sleep at 6:00 – precisely 30 minutes before the alarm went off this morning. Dude! I deserve that XM Player and then some!

15 comments:

Travis said...

I have two things for you.

Thing #1: A big virtual bear hug!

Thing #2: A reminder to look at that lovely picture you posted on your TT.

Kara said...

Sorry you had a rough day. You deserve some (((hugs)))

Desert Songbird said...

Girlfriend, I have been there, and I certainly feel your pain.

Here's a hug. Now, go have a margarita or a cosmo...or two...

Donna said...

Cliff LOVES his XM player. It's in the shop, but it's a setup that will work in the car, too... it's just too complicated for us to figure out. Our son will be here from Georgia in July, and he'll fix it.

You know, when I first got married, I wanted a dozen kids. After having two, I went to KU Med Center and had a tubal ligation. Suffice it to say, I found out I didn't have the patience for two kids, let alone more.

lisa said...

gotta love days like that! what a great husband though! maybe he should keep a supply of gifts on hand just for those days. :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I remember those days. One day, while grocery shopping, my daughter threw a fit - I don't remember about what. She wasn't in the cart, she was laying on the floor crying/screaming about something. I knelt down beside her and quietly said "this is not good behavior so I'm sorry I have to go" and walked away. I turned a corner and watched. Needless to say she sat up and started searching for me. Since then, no tantrums! I couldn't believe it.

Now how do I train my husband to gift me on bad days?

Krickett

Lisa said...

What a sucky day, but yay for a XM radio! I lurve mine.

Skittles said...

I hope he knows that now he has to get you another Mother's Day gift :)

Sadie said...

Ha! I was just thinking the exact same thing as Skittles...

XM is awesome, I have it too!

You know, usually your posts make me WANT kids.

Sparky Duck said...

Thank you for continuing to be my virtual birth control pill.

A.J.Reams said...

I totally understand how you feel. When my daughter was that age I actually locked myself in the bathroom. I just let her scream in her bedroom. I turned on the shower and the sink (so I couldn't hear her)and I just sat on the toilet seat until I calmed down.

XM is awesome. My hubby bought me one 2 xmas's ago. I love it!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Yep, I was going to say the same as Skittles. That does NOT get him outta getting you a Mother's Day gift.

Bless your ♥ though. I know how tiring those days can be. Here's hoping next week is better for you.

Morgen said...

The XM 80's channel is kinda a disappointment, in my opinion (Lee has it in our home office) but the New Age channel is awesome.
Too bad you didn't get an XM/combo jackrabbit. That really would have made your day!
And Yep, sorry Eric - on May 13th, you gotta put out again! Er, so to speak!
:)

A.J.Reams said...

I'm laughing at morgens post.
We had it on the 80's channel yesterday and they played the Fat Boys with The Beach Boys singing wipeout. I totally had that tape when I was a kid. Come on...the Fat Boys were singing in the 1980's?

Sunrunner said...

You poor woman. The XM will help, does it come with Calms for the kids? Hang in there.