I am having one of those days., you know the kind were no one seems to want to listen to you. It started with Stinky this morning. Stinky has been sick the last couple of days and feeling pretty crummy, but still going to work. Well this morning I told him that he needed to come home from work early today to rest and try to get better. This was partly selfish because usually when he gets sick I end up doing everything around the house instead of just most things and then I get sick because I wear myself down too much trying to be super woman, which means that I have to continue my duties around the house while sick. This could all be avoided if he would just take the time to get better, after all he can take time off of work and rest at home…my work is home, literally. Well it is almost 4:00 as I write this and interestingly enough Stinky is still at work.
No no, Mama, No no!
The weather in my area has been unseasonably warm so after naps and lunch I decided to take the girls for a walk to the library and the park. When I say the girls I mean Monkey and the little girl that I watch, Sweet Pea. We usually walk to the library on Tuesday but the weather has been so unpredictable lately that we haven’t made it there in a while. What started out as a great idea was quickly derailed.
When I got to the main road I realized that there were large construction vehicle most likely doing construction and road work type stuff to the one and only sidewalk do this road. This was our first problem, now I had to push the double stroller totally out of our way through a neighborhood to bypass the blocked sidewalk. When we were finally getting back to the main road I heard Monkey giggling about something so I peeked around the sun shade to see what was so funny and realized that she was missing her hat. (The hat that she so dearly loves you ask? Why yes that very hat.) So I had to turn around and back track to find it. After walking 15 minutes back towards our house I finally found her hat. Since it was sunny out I stuck the hat back on her head and turned back towards the library at which point she tossed her hat out the of the stroller, again. I picked up her hat and trying to keep my temper under control looked at her and said “Monkey, its too bad you keep throwing your hat out of the stroller because now you don’t get to wear it!” To which she replied “No no Mama, No no!” I am pretty sure that this is the 13 month old version of back talking. Boy does this little girl know how to push my buttons and if it is any indicator of what is to come then we are in for a rough set of teen years.
So after an extra 30 minutes of walking we finally made it to the library and before the school kids got out of school and flood the place. I was starting to get back into a good mood, the library is one of my favorite places, when Monkey decided that it was a good time to practice climbing onto chairs even after I told her that the chairs were not for climbing on and tried to redirect her to play with books. Well as I am sure you have already guessed this resulted in her falling. She probably falls dozens of times a day since she is a new walker, and this time was not a big fall but she sure did treat it like one. She instantly started screaming in the middle of the library and would not stop. We had been in the library for less than 5 minutes and the librarian was already eyeing us like we should leave. I tried distracting her with books, offering her sippy cup, I even tried to bribe her with snacks all to not avail. So I put the girls back in the stroller and headed home. Ugh, all that walking for only 5 minutes of library time.
If only Monkey would have listened to me when I told her that chairs were for sitting in not for climbing on, or if she would have just left her hat on her head, or if my husband would stop driving himself to get sicker and sicker my day might have been a good one. Oh, well there is always tomorrow.