Cirque de la Vie

Does anyone know when the circus will be in town next?  I have a little munchkin I will pay them to take for a few years...

At least that is what I thought by the end of the afternoon yesterday.  Keith was busy, into everything, mischievous, and apparently had something in his ears obstructing his hearing.  I asked him to come over by me so I could put him to bed.  He said "no" somewhat defiantly.  So I began counting.  "One.  Two."

"Three!"  He finished for me with a huge grin on his face.  At least he is counting, right?

Nap time was non existent, lotion was poured  all over the floor and rubbed in.  Cleaner was sprayed all over everything.  Water was dumped on the floor numerous times... as the day waned, so did my patience.

And then there was Princess Faye.  The voracious appetite, the eating all day long,the tears if I didn't hold her and feed her every second of the day. 

By the time Jeffrey got home from work, I was ready to pay the circus to take both of them.  Luckily we had a small farewell party for one of our friends.  He is being deployed today.  We took the kids and Keith was distracted and played with by his best friend in the world Shemmy.  We decided to relocate to Village Inn for the free pie and left Keith with my parents. 

"Mommy, don't go!  I will miss you so much."  A little hug and those big blue eyes looking at me made me forget the days difficulties. 

When we picked him up he was so happy to see me and I got cuddles and hugs the whole rest of the night.  I didn't want to put him to bed, the cuddling was so great.

Yesterday while I was venting about my day, someone said to me "I didn't think I would ever hear you say anything like that.  This is the girl who is living 'happily ever after.'  The girl whose blog is all about sunshine and joy and the perfection of life."

It is true, I always try to see the bright side of things, but that doesn't blind me from when things are hard.  Things do get hard, but that doesn't mean I don't love them.  There are always the loves, the hugs, the sweetness and that makes days like yesterday so worth it.

In other news, Faye had her 6 month check up today.  She has slowed down in her growing.  She is now only in  the 75th percentile rather than off the charts.  But developmentally she is at age one.  Her doctor was quite impressed and I was quite proud.  Unfortunately, my camera is lost, so no pictures for the time being.


Anonymous said…
I have been there, lol! I can't tell you how many times I told the kids I would sell them to the circus... of course they thought that would be great... sooooo....
When Harm broke my Iphone a few months ago I really was just a moments away from putting on the lawn a sign "FREE TODDLER looking for a good home"!!!! If my great friend had not happend to come over minutes after he might have been given away before Chris got home from work.

That was one of the worse days but "hard" days that are leaving me exhausted come 4 of the 7 days of the week. My girl is learning to pull up. I've this deep sickening feeling I shall be really truly ready to donate them to the circus in about 8 months!
Noodle said…
I threw Sammy away.... Like really I put her in the trash can... She thought it was a joke.... I took a picture so I can prove to her that she pushed me to the edge... Of course she laughed and thought it was a blast being in the grabage... Now when I tell her I want to trow her away she runs to the trash and say come on mommy throw me throw me.... can you say back fire!!!!
Susan Anderson said…
Some days are just tough, but you always seem to have the right attitude!

Emmy said…
Yes somedays make you wonder who raised these kids and what in the world are they doing.

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