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It is 5:30 in the afternoon and I am JUST NOW sitting down to do my Tell All Tuesday post. Why?
Anarchy, that's why. The kids up and lost their marbles yesterday, and we have yet to relocate them.
Monkey is doing his best emo kid impression, stomping and dragging around the house looking generally annoyed and answering every question with "I don't know". (Word to the wise-don't try to cheer him up, this only turns his sulking into a full blown fit.)
Baby Bug is running around the house finding things to throw on the ground so that she can practice saying Uh Oh (her new favorite words). She has also discovered how fun it is to rip your diaper off and pee behind/under furniture and in corners when Mommy isn't looking. Yesterday, besides the throwing and the peeing, she also somehow got a hold of a pencil sharpener and cut her thumb open. She's okay-she didn't even cry. I didn't in fact notice that she was hurt until I followed the drops of blood (the tiny drops of which were still glaringly obvious on our tan carpet).
As for The Bean, she hasn't pooped in two days. This is not abnormal for babies, and is nothing to run her to the doctor for, but certainly makes her a giant cranky pants. She is constantly waking up and wants to be held 24/7. I never thought I'd wish so hard for poop.
That's where I've been sitting for the last two days-in the middle of the living room, surrounded by crying children-one who is always on the verge of a meltdown, one who is bound and determined to hurt herself or break something, one who wants to be held night and day, and all of them seeking my undivided attention.
I need peace! I need sanity! I think I may have to run away from home! Just until their attitudes change, which they inevitably will since-despite my complaints-they are actually very good, well mannered children. Usually. When they're not making me insane. The problem really is that I haven't been able to relax in so long, I think I've forgotten how.
What do you guys do to blow off steam?