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Friday, September 10, 2010

Oh Carter...

Well, today has not been the best of days. There is something about a 2 year old that is built into their little intuition that tells them when mommy is not having the best of days...and they try really hard to make it...well, not better!

I don't even know where to start!

The fact that he and his baby sister woke up at 6:00 am did not bring a smile to my face. The coffee was not brewing, the sink was not clean and quite frankly I was not in the mood to be the one up taking care of it all...but there I was so that was the beginning.


The fit that Carter decided was necessary early this afternoon was also not helpful. My hands were full and there are three flights of stairs to walk up to get to our condo...so the whole neighborhood got to hear him wailing while I walked up, dropped my load of things (which included his baby sister) and then headed back down to see him sitting in tears.

OK. So I did have pity on him and carried him up the stairs. He looked so sad I just couldn't help myself. But...later that night he would have been left sitting right there after what he did...

So we rent. We rent a very nice, upgraded condo that is owned by people that don't have children so I live in constant fear of the kids doing something outrageous to the place. (not that I should be expecting my deposit back anyway since the last two landlords have mysteriously disappeared off the face of the earth when it was time to return our deposit to us...hmmm)

Anyway...I took 5 minutes to myself. Just 5 minutes. I didn't even lock the door, just closed it. Carter comes to the door and asks me to come draw him a puppy. Awww how cute! I tell him sure, just give me a couple minutes. He quietly (this should have been my first clue) waits for me. I open the door and our cream carpet now has a "house" drawn on it that is approximately 5 feet long by 2 feet wide, drawn in cherry red marker! Oh dear God help me before I do something I shouldn't do to this child!

As you can imagine the rest of my evening has been spent scrubbing to no avail, my now slightly orange carpet...I have to go get some more products tomorrow and work on it again. Fantastic!

I guess other than this fairly stinky day things have been going pretty well. Loving the sunshine and the gorgeous weather, the swimming pool, the hot tub, the mountains, my family and my new friends...while missing my far away friends very much.

I will try to be more consistent now that things have settled down a bit. I have started sewing again and have "tooshie" back up and running so that is keeping me pretty busy, but not too busy to sit down and write occasionally.

Next time I will let you in on a little thing called potty-training Abigail...oh my has that been fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo

1 comment:

  1. Wendy, I love reading your blog... makes me think crazy is normal! :) Please pass along advice from potty-triaing Abigail, as I am at a loss with a girl! The boys were just different when it came to potty training! Can't wait to hear more about your life in Colorado, and so glad to know you are finding time to sew! ~ Andrea

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