Seriously I have had to look at my Blackberry 23 times today, not to find out the date, but to figure out the DAY. I’m deliriously exhausted and all drugged out on allergy pills. I get manically tired where I am over tired but buzzing around with nervous energy (party on Sat = why I am buzzing).
And then, the kids were wickedly bad today. Like awful. All day.
While there are many benefits, having kids so close in age presents challenges.
All. the. time.
We’re going through a hitting, biting and calling each other stupid phase.
But today was special as we had to go to kindergarten orientation at the twins’ school.
There was a parent one last month and today the kids got to see a classroom. At both orientations, the lovely principal, at one point in her talk, said “we’ll take your kids just as they are and love them for who they are” or something like that. Both times, I got choked up and if I even talk about it I still get choked up!
I was delighted when the twins walked off, with no problem, with a teacher and other kids to investigate a classroom. There was another set of twins wailing and refusing to go. Every parent in that room was thinking how glad they were that it wasn’t her kids.
But then we went to the park and little one had a tantrum. She took off her shoes and her diaper and proceeded to run around lifting up her dress. Then she went down the slide with legs spread wide open so I figured that was a good time for me to intervene.
I was trying to restrain her on my lap and I knew I was getting the ‘looks’. You know what I mean. When the other moms look over at you and your bratty kid and you feel like you’re an abuser and an all around crap mom. I put her in the car for a time out and luckily she chilled so we spent almost 3 hours in the park enjoying the beautiful weather.
I threw them all in bed just a little while ago at 7:30. The little one is yelling out her usual nightly declaration from her bed,
You know I am too!
How do you manage public tantrums?