Thursday, June 29, 2006

Woe is Me...Or Not?

I seem to be having "one of those days". My first realization upon awakening this morning (much too early, I might add) was that I had one awful stiff neck, a backache, and a horrible pounding headache. I had just settled in to our big comfy recliner in the living room to nurse Meghan when I heard Dylan shout from our bathroom "NOOOO, CAITLYN, WE DON'T WASH THAT IN THE TOILET!!!!" Great. So into the crib went a wailing Meghan while I went to investigate what all the commotion was about. Caitlyn was soaked from head to toe in toilet water, and let's just say that my porcelain bowls are not the sparkling white wonders they maybe should least not today. So, needless to say, an impromptu bath was in order for Caitlyn! Breakfast was yummy, Darren had surprised us with scones, but as soon as the kids were down from the table it was non stop arguing and fighting. I tried seperating them, punishing them, yelling...way too much yelling, which only compounded the headache and my sour mood. Now it's after lunch and naps are nowhere in sight...these kids are so full of energy today! That nagging headache has evolved into a full blown migraine, one that even 800mg of ibuprofen and two Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Peppers haven't been able to touch. But....all hope is not lost! It's still a beautiful day, the sun is shining, Meghan is full of joy and laughter, and Dylan and Caitlyn have stopped fighting long enough to enjoy some quiet time drawing and reading together. I just heard Caitlyn say "I love you, Dylan", to which he responded "I love you, too, Caitlyn". My funk is fact my head's feeling better already! I think I'm going to pile those little rascals onto my bed for a mid-day movie; I'm thinking maybe "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" (I do love that bear!) A little snuggling is just what I'm needing right now!


Michelle said...

I just have to tell you that three is the hardest number. Those days are not that far behind me and there were many times I don't know how I made it through.

I saw the baby with pig tails and she is a cutie. It will get easier, honey!

Melissa said...

Michelle, thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement! It helps to hear from a mom who's been there that it really does get easier!