My name is Lindsay and this is just so I don't feel guilty for not keeping a written journal...


Monday, January 30, 2012

tag teaming

It's almost 11 and Brenda has been throwing a tantrum for nearly 2 hours.

First it was a glass of water.  I got the wrong cup.  Mercy me.

Then it was clothes.  She was wearing the wrong pajamas!  Heaven forbid.

Then it was the clothes again.  I gave her the option of the pajamas she was in or just wearing her underwear.  Oh the humanity.

A couple more rounds of water confusion...

...aaaaaand now we're stuck in a solid, unstoppable tantrum.  

Doesn't she know it's my birthday week?

A few minutes ago I recognized that point in my own sanity where it was either shut down for a few minutes or be a really bad mommy.  I scuttled off to my room, locked the door, and started to blog.

Mike took over.  He calmly took the reigns.  I don't care what he does, it's his call now.  (OH!  Sounds like Garret just broke something!  ...I'm staying put.)  I'll just savor a few more minutes of peace...

So to all my dear, single-parent friends-  If there's anything I can do for you, let me know because GOOD GRIEF.  Hats off to you...

P.S. Not even 10 minutes later and the house is quiet.  Hat's off to you too, Mikey-poo.

10 comments:

Christy Jones said...

Hats off to you!! I think that Tag team is always the best way to go if you can.

nuttbutts said...

Ditto your comments to single parents...I have often given thanks not to be one!

DeAnn said...

Phew! I'm glad things got quiet again.

Brenda said...

Maybe Mike has got them tied up and gagged. At least it's quiet ....

Becca Jane said...

I always remember your birthday now! Same as my annviversary! YAY for February!

Radke said...

Husbands are a god send in so many ways. There are days where Max comes home from work and sends me out to Target to have some alone time while he hangs with the kids. I really don't know how single parents do it!

Maecy said...

This could so be a commentary on my own life lately! I keep listening to the "Don't worry, be happy" song and Kenneth bought a CD that has this weird Moon Safari song that was used and smells strongly of patchouli....I go to my happy place.

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Val said...

When you've been doing it for 2 hours, it's time to step away. Good job being a good mommy. :)

kerry b said...

You know that God really does not give us more than we can handle, he knows our inner strength. I have been lucky that Devyn and Jordan do not come apart at the same time lol.. However I have been doing this for a bit and it is all I know, I probably would be bossing the tag team help around lol..

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