I should be enjoying my week of time off between jobs. But because Mommy has a paid week off, Daddy had three days off in a row and the weather was rather beautiful, all hell just HAD to break lose.
Case in point #1: Will woke up last Saturday with a horrid sounding cough. While I knew it wasn't swine-flu, it was still a pretty craptastic cold. We missed the breast cancer walk we do with my aunt every year and he was clingy for three days.
Proof #2: I picked up the kid's cold. Of course.
And #3: Hubs and I sat down Wednesday night to watch a movie. About 30 minutes in, I paused it and asked, in my best "pity me, love me I'm sick" voice if he'd get me a glass of soda. Just as he sighed "FINE" at me and started to get up, the power went out. Completely. And stayed out until 10 minutes after we'd given up and went to bed. We woke up Thursday morning to find it was out AGAIN and had been for three hours. The day after I had gone grocery shopping on a major "fill the pantry" trip.
The good news is our power came back on 30 minutes after we got up for the day and that our ice cream was none the worse for wear. (But try explaining to a four year old what electricity is and why he can't watch TV or play Wii. It just didn't sink in.)
So - given all that I decided to hell with feeling like death, its 75 and sunny and I'm takin' my kids to the freakin' ZOO before I go back to the daily grind. We're annual members, so we get in free as many times as we want to go. I packed lunches and snacks and after Nick's preschool let out at 12:30 the four of us headed out.
We ate lunch soon after we got there and quickly realized that skipping nap time to get in some family time quite possibly wasn't such a good idea. Especially when its hot and the kids are half hyped up on orange soda.
I feel its a personal victory that we lasted two hours.
But I only feel kinda bad that I stood by and took pictures while Will FREAKED OUT about having to be in the stroller and then plotted his escape.
His very ill-planned escape.
So - its sharing time. What did YOU do this week that was less than stellar? Yes, we'll probably laugh at your expense (while going "Awwww!") but that's the point - no Mommy's perfect. We could all use the laugh-therapy. (Read through the comments - trust me, its worth it!) And besides, I'll pick my favorite as this week's winner to get a box of Jelly Belly Ice Cream Parlor Mix jelly beans. Cold Stone Creamery Jelly Belly's. Mmmmmmmmmm......
Last week's winner was Kim.
I needed some "me" time, so I let the kids play in their rooms while I chilled out in my room. The door was open, but the baby gate was up to keep them out. 30 mins later it was too quiet. My 3 year old had drawn all over his 1 year old sister with markers. He had also drawn all over our laminate floors. Thank goodness he didn't get to the walls.
Hope this week's been better for you Kim! E-mail me your address and I'll get your book out to you right away.
Now hurry up and comment 'fore I eat these danged jelly beans!