Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Funny How That Works...

Roper is the one that is snowed in, but it's the girls and me (I?) (Object of "it is". so me.) that are going bughouse. I love them, but being the only adult person here for four days is making me want to run off and be a hermit. Heck, I'd settle for 20 minutes in the bathroom alone.
Roper keeps saying that he's going to send me somewhere to make up for the weekends that he gets to go to cons and things, but the fact that he couldn't get Julie back to sleep the night that I crashed out early with the stomach bug last week bodes badly for that happening.
I came up to look at the Airtran website and I now have a little girl climbing my back because her sister is going to hit her. (No, I don't know why.) (It seems to be one of those "I'm not bad, you're bad!" conversations. No hitting has as yet occurred. Yet.)

Oh, and a dog that I have never seen and didn't know we had ate Julie's muffin. It is now gone and she wants another. She promises me faithfully that she did NOT throw it down the heating vent.

Must go now. Katie wants to send Daddy an e-mail telling him how much she misses him.



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 11th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear you're stuck with kidlets driving you batshit; we missed seeing you at the con, but Bill was very gracious and entertaining as always. Here's hoping by the time you read this he's on his way back to help you ride herd on the rowdy offspring.

>>Must go now. Katie wants to send Daddy an e-mail telling him how much she misses him.<<
All right, everybody, say it with me—one, two, three: "Awwww......" :-)
Jan. 11th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
It would have been wonderful to see you there too, but it's completely understandable that coming with the girls isn't quite the con experience you're looking for right now :)! I hope he gets home soon and the insanity eases - and you get your break!!

Jan. 11th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)
Sorry (grin) there's an exception for linking verbs (such as "to be") so it theoretically should be "the girls and I" however Fowler says use whatever sounds right :-)

Jan. 11th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Acutally, "the girls and I" did sound right, but seemed contrary to the rule as I remembered it.

Jan. 11th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
Absolutely it is your turn to do something fun without the burden of childcare.

Don't worry too much about the getting Julie back to sleep thing. You've had troubles getting kids to sleep too, and you learned by experience, and, at the risk of sounding cold-blooded, so will he. One night of bad sleep, or peanut butter sandwiches for dinner, or sleeping in their track suits instead of their pajamas, or having screaming fits for an hour is not going to do lasting harm to anyone, and you have by gosh *earned* some fun time.

In my opinion, anyway.
Jan. 12th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
I'm with Cat-- you have to trust Daddy and let him get them to sleep, get them dinner, whatever. Dads don't treat children the same as Mom, and it's easy for Mom to think that because they're doing it differently, they're doing it wrong... (been there, done that, missed a year of sleep). There have been loads of studies that show that children need the momminess and the daddiness. So throw Roper in off the deep end and take a couple of days by yourself. The girls will get some concentrated Dad time, Dad gets some concentrated time without mom looking over his shoulder and you'll get some concentrated *you* time. All of you will be happier for it..
Jan. 11th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
I have soooo been where you are now :-) A couple of things..

1) No healthy child ever truly suffered from a lack of sleep, so let Bill figure out how to get them to sleep and take him up on that offer.

2) I have been known to purposely keep the boys playing in *separate* rooms to avoid my brain cells exploding. How? Bribery and honesty (i.e Mom gets a break too and I'll give each of you a cookie if you can play in that room for x minutes), oh and a timer.

3) Every hour or so, bundle them up, take them outside and let THEM go batshit in the snow, while you look on :-) Bribe/pay the neighbors kids to take them out in the snow too..

Sending sanity and a little alone time your way...

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )