Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Breakdown

Some highlights from Spring "Break:"

- In what was perhaps the stupidest decision of 2013, I rashly decided to bring the three girls by myself to church, where we sat in the sanctuary.  While I was nursing Margaux, here's what Sylvie did:
That's Revlon Terra Cotta, FYI

And then she got on her belly and slithered like a snake to communion.  I tried to grab her, but she resisted, and I didn't want to cause a big old scene right in front of Mongsignor, so I let her slither.

Maybe we''ll try THAT again in 2059.

- While I was gathering up the children to go to the car repair shop, I found Sylvie with one hand in the potty, one hand with the toilet plunger, and about a roll's worth of wet toilet paper decorating the area.

- And at the car dealer, she poured a bottle of water all over herself, and then took off her shirt.  I put on her jacket, but then she took off her pants.  The proper old grandma there was horrified.

Are you sensing a theme here?

I have to remember she is going through a bit of a tough time. Last week, finally, at the ripe old age of two and a half, she woke up to discover that the bottle monster had come in the wee hours of the night to take her beloved bottles and give them to babies in need.  So she no longer has her little comforting baba.  Couple that trauma with trying to shed naps, sleep upstairs with her siblings...and, well, it's not easy to be two and a half.

But we're having some fun too:

Nightly walks to give me the will to keep getting our current house ready to "stage." Hah! Hah!

Discussing Leprechauns after a sleepover

Tonight we're driving eight miles downtown to stay at the downtown Tulsa Hyatt - a "staycation," if you will.  So we can afford this little project.

But a night without cooking and cleaning?  Spring break for mama.

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