Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Day in the (Grouchy) Life

Miss E dumped Cocoa Krispies all over her brother's head and the carpet this morning while I used the bathroom. Have you ever cleaned wet Cocoa Krispies off a carpet? It's a freaking joke. I had to pick them all up by hand. I swore in my wrath that tomorrow I am ordering a carpet cleaner. I tried to get Miss E to help me, but she kept accidentally stepping on them and grinding them into the carpet more. I had a minor meltdown.

I was a grouchy mess by the time Dh got home from his church meetings. Both kids were half-naked and I was still in my pajamas. And yet somehow we were ten minutes early for church. That's journal worthy. Ten minutes late is what we are 99% of the time, and I'm not exaggerating. At least I looked smokin', which did ease my angst temporarily.*

During the sacrament, Miss E said everything loudly. "That baby's cute! Can I take my shoes off? Is the sacrament over yet? Can I have some pretzels? Can I take my shoes off? Can I take my shoes off?" A red haze passed before my eyes as I whispered "Shhh!" ineffectually.

My husband made dinner and then expected accolades for it. Is the kitchen messy? Yes! How did you know? I know you're supposed to reward desired behavior with positive reinforcement, but I just didn't have it in me. I was too busy being grouchy, if you must know.

I oversaw the children playing in the pool. After Miss E threw water in Ace's face for the 9,000th time and threw all of his toys out for the 135th time, I picked her up and carried her naked soaking body into the house to spend some enforced quality time with her father. I could hear her screaming bloody murder even with the door closed. On the plus side, once she was gone, Ace played quite contentedly in the pool for ages.

I was not a nice mom or wife today. The good thing is I get to try again tomorrow.

*Apparently exercise really does make one look better. Who knew?


Holly said...

Yay, I'm glad you blogged! Sounds like your Sunday was like mine. I am feeling pretty lazy today so I am not sure if today will be a "good mother" day for me either.

Cassie said...

Look at you, blogging! Sounds like you had a rough day. I always do the same thing you do -- assure myself that even though today was a wash, I get to try again tomorrow.

Margaret said...

Don't feel bad, I have had plenty of these days lately! When everything seems to bug me... especially a messy kitchen - Grrr! It's funny that a day or two later, I am wondering 'Was everything really that bad?'... but I think personally, as a SAHM, 'When it's good, it's really good and when it's bad, it's horrid!' Some days just start off bad and only get worse, unfortunately!