Okay, I’m not going to lie… today was rough. It started out well. I managed to get both kids up and dressed (well, Isla stayed in her PJ’s) so we could head over to Kira’s for a playdate. It was perfect because Jack and Luna could play while Kira and I took care of Isla and Belle… and it’s really nice to be around another mom dealing with a newborn & a toddler!!
First playdate for Isla and Belle:
Anyway, Jack was kind of out of control this evening. Brian doesn’t get home until 7, which makes for a REALLY long afternoon (aka, witching hour/hell hour) between nap and dinner. Jack has been pretty bad about not listening to us lately- if I tell him not to do something, he completely ignores me or (worse) SMILES at me and proceeds to do whatever I’ve just told him not to. I’ve been trying to cut him some slack since his life is kind of upside down right now… but then today he was playing with my phone and I told him that I needed it. So first he takes off running and won’t hand it over, THEN he tosses it at/to me (which he has been told repeatedly NOT to do), and of course it hits Isla in the head. She freaked out, I freaked out. I couldn’t even really punish him because I’m in the middle of nursing the baby. OMG- mommy needs a glass of wine. Or five.
Soooo, there you have it. Thanks for letting me vent.
On to happier topics. My sweet friend Kate brought us dinner tonight! Meatloaf, mashed potatoes (Pioneer Woman’s recipe… I KNOW what’s in those potatoes but I’m going to pretend not to. They’re amazing.) and broccoli:
How cute is this Le Creuset??? I want it.
Oh, and NUTELLA-BISCOFF cupcakes. Shut up.
Okay, I’m off to numb my anxiety with hazelnut-chocolate-cookie wonderfulness. Prayers that Jack opts not to assault his sister again tomorrow. Night!