if you can’t beat them, drown them out!
Sorry to have been so silent lately. Christmas came and left more quickly than I ever could have imagined. My parents came to town for a quick post-Christmas visit. This was our first Christmas that we did not travel, and I did my best to just soak it all in. Then, just as I was ready to share all of our fun with you all, J began a week of a VERY difficult schedule. The kind that wears me out so that by the end of the day, I find myself in a fit of anger. Today I lasted longer than last night before turning into my tyrant self. I suppose part of that is because Little Lamb napped slightly better than yesterday and also because not having J around to usher in the New Year was, in a word, depressing. The year 2007 ended with as little excitement and fun as I ever could have imagined. In fact, I was asleep by 10:15 pm. I would have gone to bed by 6 pm just to end the day if I could have.
So tonight, as the tyrant began to emerge, I grabbed the vacuum and cleaned the rug, under the sofa, around the toe kick of the kitchen cabinets, and throughout the dining room. At least then I couldn’t hear the children blatantly ignore my directions! Another benefit: once I finished it was time to put Little Lamb to bed, followed closely by Little Bear and Belle. I haven’t given Little Bear his nap the last two days so that he can see J the few, and by few I mean two, hours he is available to play. Because he’s skipped his nap, he has fallen asleep on the sofa around 7:30. At least tonight I got him dressed and brushed his teeth before he fell asleep!
Anyhow, with the kitchen clean-we’ve been eating dinner around 4:15 so we can eat with J-and even the floors vacuumed, I’m going to do some crafting!
Good night to you all. I’m hoping to have a 2007 review post coming soon, but I’ll have to be of clearer mind to do that. My glasses are much less than rose-colored right now and I fear it’s not the best time for fondly looking back.
Till next time…