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Friday, July 11, 2008

pulling my hair out

....and it's only 8 am!!!!!!! Today is gonna be one of those days. The girls woke up at 6 as usual
(thanks to the neighbor's dogs barking outside their window...ugh!!!) and it has been one thing after another ever since. The girls started their day fighting over what show to watch and the arguing has been continuing ever since.... over glue sticks, pennies-you name it. There is constant screaming and fighting going on. Then Emma decides she wants some of daddy's protein shake with her breakfast, which is fine until she leaves her full cup in the middle of the kitchen floor which then gets kicked across the room by Ryan walking by and there is chocolate shake flying everywhere. Then I make eggs for the girls (pretty much the last remaining option in my empty refridgerator) and I make the mistake of putting emma's orange slices and eggs on the same plate and now the eggs are "ruined" and Emma refuses to touch them. Did I mention that I really need to go food shopping and my fridge is EMPTY leaving me no other breakfast options???????!!!!!!!! I tried drying the eggs off and switching them to a different plate, but she wasn't fooled. So, there is a mess in every room, my baby is crying, my daughter is starving and I woke up with a pounding headache to top it all off. And as I sit here writing this, Madeline has decided to see if her glue stick would make a good lipstick and is applying it all over her face. Ugh. There is so much prayer needed to get through mornings like this. Ironically, while I was at the pool the other day there was a single dad there with his daughters and while he was sitting by the pool with us moms, he made a comment that this "stay at home parent thing" was the way to go and we had it made. The other mothers were rolling their eyes and saying it wasn't all it's cracked up to be while I had a temporary mental block and was thinking, this IS the life. All I could think about what how I had a great workout that morning and then spent the rest of the day with my precious girls soaking in the sunshine and swimming in the pool while Ryan was stuck in an office. How quickly the tables turn. Now I am reminded that sometimes a little space from the chaos would be nice! I really am blessed to have these girls and to be able to stay home with them, don't get me wrong. But some days it's definately more challenging than others. Thank goodness for the daycare at the gym to give mommy a much needed break (no wonder I work out so much) and a playdate today with Maria and the kids to get us all out of this house!!!!!!!!


Sweet Treats and Baby Feet said...

I have those days, too and I hate feeling that way! Hang in there and I will pray for you guys!

Four Boys and a Girl..On Our Journey with Five Kids. said...

Now that you have blogger, I am waiting to here all about your weekend! Hope it was good and the weather wasn't too bad!

Four Boys and a Girl..On Our Journey with Five Kids. said...

your about to become the worst blogger ever again :)

also, do you want to go see mamma mia one night this week? we could invite a few other people and make it a girls night. :) let me know!

babygrace said...

I love the blog. Can you send me your e-mail address?

Melanie said...

welcome to the world of blogging!! glad you could join us!!