Not sure where the latest round of toddler ‘tude came from, but it arrived in our house a few days ago and hasn’t left yet. I love being a mother to my two boys, but sometimes I feel like I am slave labor. “Get me this!” “I NEEED this!””Can I have a drink, I’m thirsty (for the eleven millionth time before bed—anyone who hasn’t watched and/or read THIS, definitely should!). Just don’t watch it with the kids around!
We had a meltdown of epic proportions in Target yesterday that was in one word “EMBARRASSING.” I know you have all been there—your kid is in the toy aisle and doesn’t get he/she wants, and it all goes downhill from there.
A while ago, I instituted a sort of “allowance” with Matchbox cars or Hot Wheels. At the end of the week, if my older son did a good job listening and helping around the house, he could pick out a car. Let’s just say we are not on the same page when it comes to a budget in the toy car aisle!
When I informed James that we were not purchasing the monster truck, but rather a $1 Hot Wheels, it did NOT go over well. I was that parent dragging her screaming child to the register to purchase our items and get the heck out of there as fast as humanly possible. I actually got a few sympathetic glances and comments from shoppers, which made the situation marginally better.
I am so looking forward to a weekend at a friend’s farmhouse in upstate NY and the help of my husband. My goal is to get the kids as much outside time and exercise as I can. Maybe, just maybe they will even sleep well!
What are your plans for the weekend?
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