Friday, October 12, 2007
The point of no return
The chill is in the air. The leaves are just beginning to change and fall. And I'm quickly loosing it.
People often comment, "You are so calm. You never seemed rattled by anything."
I tell them that it is just a matter of time, really. I can take a lot coming my way until one day I reach the point of no return.
Yesterday was that day. Rather than recount the whole event, I'm simply going to make a list and leave it at that. As you will find half of the problem here is my own doing and reactions. Guilty as charged.
1. Skipped school and took 7 children to Children's Museum for 6 hours.
2. 4 screaming meltdowns by 3 year old at the Museum. Wondering if this is all a mistake.
3. The museum's food court is now remodeled which means Burger King's Value Menu is gone. Pay $21.69 for a measly amount of lunch.
3. Baby has a screaming fit (for no known reason) during movie for those "8 and older". I have to leave 5 of the children (we were split up) in the theater and exit quickly. Come to find that the 30 minute presentation is on the "Big Bang Theory". Not pleased.
4. Discovered a lie told by one of the older children which must be dealt with. She is sorry, but won't take the consequence until Dad "takes care of it" in the way only Dads can. Just want to yell, but remember my own "to be list".
5. Nothing thawed for dinner. I serve chicken noodle soup, tortilla shells and lunch meat. Nobody likes it.
6. Milk and smoothy spilled on kitchen floor during dinner. I was really hoping I would not have to mop the floor until next week. Not now.
7. Four year old bites older sister. I wish I could bite, too.
8. Dad comes home. We sit down to eat our "organic tomato" soup together. It's like eating pizza sauce with a spoon. Yuck.
9. Decide to go to WalMart at 8pm to get some fresh air and avoid going with all the children in the morning. People at WalMart are crazy- yelling at their kids, each other, their cell phones, the workers... Everyone is unhappy and scary, quite frankly. I realize that they are acting how I have been feeling today. Ahh!
As I sat down to get this started someone called up the stairs, "Rebekah's diaper exploded! Help!"
Giggling, smiling Rebekah greets me and holds up her PJ's to reveal that she did not in fact wear a diaper to bed, but has soaked herself up into even her hair. Nice.
Well, nothing like starting the day nice and clean from a big bubble bath.
We're going skating today. Should be fun!
I am the screaming Banshee. Check these hilarious Hallmark ecards and see what I mean. I'm particularly fond on the Baby card.