Monday, January 14, 2008

An hour of my life I'll never get back

I had a rough morning this morning. I was awoken by a very loud growling noise. At first I though the sound was in my dream. After I awoke and sat up in bed, I realized that it was coming from the boys room. I ignored the first couple of growls, then I did what every tired-mom-who-hasn't-had-her-personal-time, does. I banged on the wall. I'm not sure if it was my banging or the growling, but the girls were up shortly thereafter. And that is how we started our day.

Before 8:15am both boys had been in time out and I was already sick of the drama. Don't you hate those days?

Luke was drama yesterday and woke up in a dramatic mood again today. I put milk in his cereal and when he came to the table and saw the cereal with milk, he had a total meltdown. On the floor, thrashing and convulsing. I stared at him, ignored him, stepped over him so that I could take care of the other 3 and then sent him to his room when I could no longer take the noise. He came out 5 minutes later and told me that I hurt his feelings!? I guess before I put milk in his cereal tomorrow I will ask him first. D-R-A-M-A.

Luke cracks me up. Even in his most dramatic state, he makes me laugh. Yesterday when I walked out of my bathroom, after getting ready for church, Luke walks around the corner, sees me and says, "You look....(long pause)...horrible!" He was mad that Daddy was making him comb his hair. D-R-A-M-A.

This morning after he wouldn't eat his cereal I told him that there would be no food until lunch. And if he asked for food he was going to time out. An hour later he walks into the pantry, comes out and heads straight for me. I knew what he was going to ask. So I said to him, "You had better think about what you are going to say before you say it and not ask for any food." So he stops in his tracks and looks at me. We have a stare down until he (dramatically) holds his stomach and says, "I think I'm going to throw up." For the next hour he continued to threaten throwing up. D-R-A-M-A!!

The funny thing about Luke is that he is so charming most of the time. He also has the greatest phrases and funniest things to say. He's hilarious! This morning he told me, "You look adorable!" I love that child! I mean just look at his pictures to the right! The Christmas one, of the 4 of them, just captures him perfectly!

So after a morning like that, during nap time today I decided to surf YouTube. Oh yeah, baby. I could have been vacuuming after the 2 dogs that live here - uh, yeah, I forgot to mention that one, but will blog it soon! - or doing laundry or making a grocery list or cleaning bathrooms or... But instead I surfed YouTube. Talk about wasting time, but cracking up! There are some really crazy people in this world! And I get to view them and laugh at them from the comfort of my own home. What a waste of time...but I needed that after the morning I had!

1 comment:

Sincerely Anna said...

Sounds like you needed that hour of laughter so don't feel bad about taking it! Hope tomorrow there's less of the drama...but it is kinda funny to hear the stories :)