November 25, 2009

What I'm Thankful For

Yesterday was my "Day From Hell". You know what I'm talking about. The kind of day that starts off with a headache, a 3 year old talking nonstop (very loudly, I might add), almost falling and breaking your neck  while walking down the stairs holding your chihuahua and a glass of water, spilling water all over the floor, slipping in said water, tripping over the stupid baby gates, listening to a baby cry (not in a "I'm hurt" kinda way either) while trying to clean up the water mess, then having to clean up dog pee because you waited to long to take the poor chihuahua out because you had to clean up water, putting the chihuahua out hoping he poops outside and not inside, having a 3 year old break a glass, still listening to a baby cry cause she just knows your up and not coming to get her, then you cut yourself cleaning up glass, finally get around  to getting the screaming baby, only to have said baby slap you in the face, listening to a 3 year old scream at said baby for slapping his Momma, just wanting to sit down for minute but then realizing the poor chihuahua was still outside in the cold :(, decide that sitting down isn't an option and start breakfast, still listening to screaming kids, decide to make a special breakfast for the kids in hopes that that makes them happy, still listening to screaming kids, grab the iPod and plan on drowning them out only to find it's dead -_-,  did I mention the kids are screaming, decide to make pancakes, get it all in the bowl and crack the egg only to find the egg is's my last one, look in the fridge and see that the 3 year old has struck again.....the fridge is on the coldest setting.....everything is frozen, went ahead and made pancakes, sit down to eat and the baby spits it all out, the 3 year old wants candy for breakfast and refuses to eat, then you think that a bath will make it all better, put the still screaming baby in the crib while I clean the bathroom, then having the 3 year old climb in the crib and proceed to man handle the still screaming baby.....

finally get the tub clean, add the kids and I was finally able to sit down, then the fighting starts...."Stop splashing! STOP! SPLASHING! LOLA!!", more screaming, head still pounding, is it 2 o'clock yet?, then the pooping starts, 3 year old jumps out of the tub screaming that "the baby is gonna poop in the tub!", grab the baby, try to run out but 3 year old refuses to move, had to physically move the 3 year old who then gets mad at you for "PUSHING" him, did I mention that they have shampoo/soap all over them, baby finally poops, put them back in the tub, rinse them off then get them out, still crying, still haven't sat down, get them dressed and decide that it's tv time, baby is still crying, time for a bottle, baby stops crying, I need to use the  bathroom, come back to find that the baby had dumped her bottle out all over the floor and was playing in it, clean up yet another mess, then realize that the other 2 dogs are still in their kennel (oops!), take them out, come back in and realize that my terrier has a UTI and is bleeding all over my floor, clean that up, look at the clock and see that it is nap time for the baby (YAY!!!!), put the baby down, hubby comes home, I think I'm finally free and things will only get better cause I get to leave for work......yeah, not so. Work was just as bad, but that's another story for another time. WHEW!

Now.....what I'm grateful for. I'm grateful for patience, peace and quiet, hugs and kisses from my children, my cute dogs, my crazy cats and my helpful husband who is home this week, hand sanitizer, doggy diapers, my teenager's sense of humor, The Wiggles & Blue's Clues because they occupy my kids while I get things done, my friends who I can call and vent to, my health, the health of my family, my sister who gives the best advice, my brother who makes me laugh, Michael Fassbender's hotness, JustMommies for giving me a place to talk to other Moms with kids my age and for reminding me that I am not alone,  Little Animation for giving me a cool place to let my kids bang on the keyboard, and most of all I'm grateful to Barefoot wine for making it all better at the end of the day. :D

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