Remember the days when Fridays were our favorite days of the week? Yeah, I vaguely remember those days.
Times have changed and now TUESDAY is my favorite day of the week.
It’s my break from the chaos of three needy little people and two who turn my house upside down in a matter of minutes.
It’s the day I get to send Langston and Riverson to Mother’s Day Out. I told you guys in this post about school how Riverson is really not a fan of going to school. He is still getting peeled off of me, trying to take my shirt with him, when I drop him off. There are still lots of tears and it breaks my heart to walk away from him.
However, I’m happy to report things are getting a little better with each week he goes.
Last week was his second week. He hated the drop off and I left hoping the day got better for his teachers and him. I was so happy when I picked him up and found this report in his bag.
Oh the little things that make us mammas happy now! ”A better day!” Woohoo! We might actually take this separation anxiety and kick it to the curb after all. Well, that is until I go and do stupid things like this.
Yesterday was another day of having him peeled off of me at drop off. It didn’t make it any better when I realized I forgot his bag and had to go back home to get it. I told his teacher I would drop it off at the office so we wouldn’t take the chance of him seeing me.
That’s a great plan and all if you don’t pull in to the parking spot RIGHT. IN. FRONT. OF the playground he’s playing in. I didn’t even realize it was his class that was out playing. Yes, he saw me. His teacher had to take him inside and I’m sure they had to start all over with him. Put another one in the “dumb” column for me.
Fortunately, it didn’t completely ruin his day and for the first time, he actually ate his lunch. He wouldn’t eat the previous two weeks and, for those of you who personally know him, you know that’s a BIG deal for Riverson to not eat.
We’re making progress, friends!!
Now if I can just get Langston to stop unbuckling his car seat, we’ll be in good shape. He scared me to death!
Fortunately, I caught it on the way to school, which is only a couple of miles away. I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t taken a turn and saw this happen.
And, because their naps at school are not nearly as long as their normal naps at home, they usually come home on Tuesdays and I’m in survival mode.
They are tired and aside from being grumpy with me, they are like tornadoes running through our house. Destructive!
I usually try to figure out a way to get us all out of the house. Yesterday, we were lucky enough to have a play date for us to go to at our local ice cream shop. I decided to be
dumb enough brave enough to load the boys up in the stroller and stick Brantley on my chest in the baby carrier.
Maybe trying on clothes at Target yesterday, which was a bad idea for a girl who had a baby five weeks ago, got me motivated to walk, I don’t know. Either way, I’m feeling it today. Our street is on a hill, so no matter which way you go, you have to walk uphill at some point. Not fun.
It’s hard to tell, so let me explain that picture for you. The bottom gray is Brantley’s back in the carrier on my chest. Riverson’s legs are hanging over Langston’s seat and that’s Langston’s face you see because he’s turning around yelling at Riverson. Ha!
Never a dull moment!
The boys were happy as could be knowing they were going to eat ice cream.
I even let them get the Cookie Monster flavor which is solid blue.
There’s a method to my madness. I knew their blue mouths would make me laugh and make for some great photo ops! I was right!
Thankfully, it was bath night!!
And what does a nice mamma who takes he kids out for ice cream get rewarded with?
Yes, this is what I woke up to this morning, thankyouverymuch Langston.
Just keepin’ it real, folks.
And, I can not write a post without showing you this precious doll baby. She’s all smiles these days!!