Advise for the day: If you decide to let your kids play by themselves so you can get other things done, be sure and have the correct reaction to the fruit of your negligence.
Oh sure they were happily helping each other with the workbooks. Sure they were getting along. But was that a good reason for me to leave the room?
What do you think?
I laughed when they came giggling into the room to show off Savannah's art work. It was cute, it was funny, and I told them they were silly.
Apparently that was the WRONG reaction. Because just a few minutes later, they came back.
At the time I took this picture, I failed to notice that their arms, legs, and bellies were covered as well.
Did I mention that their arms legs and bellies were covered as well?
This time, they sure thought they were hilarious.
So stop reading RIGHT NOW and go check on your kids. Just a suggestion.
But what do I know?
In other random and more devastating news, Jacob... he... he.... hehaslearnedhowtoclimboutofhiscrib! *hyperventilation beginning to build*
Believe me when I say I KNOW how lucky I've been that it has taken him SO LONG to figure it out. He's almost three years old! But... but... he KNOWS how to climb out of his crib!!
What does this mean? How can you ask that! It mean loss of nap time, loss of the perfect time out spot, loss of bedtime control, THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS!
Chocolatechocolatechocolate... I need chocolate. NO CHOCOLATE! *hyperventilation growing and growing* Well, hot chocolate will just have to do for now. Quick fix, quick, fix....
The first day of my becoming the best mom ever trial went really well! The kids LOVED that I was letting them help me cook. Even with the smallest of tasks, they were just LOVING it.
And honestly, though I don't know if me letting them help me cook is the reason, but they were just so much happier yesterday. The played together MUCH better and the fighting and arguing had greatly decreased.
And that put me in a much better and more patient mode.
There was only minor mishaps. A few small messes, biscuit dough being turned to glue from over mixing, and a burnt finger for both me and for Jacob.
On to day 2!