Thursday, August 20, 2009

Long Days

I'm spoiled. For the past 4 years, Alex has only been at work for a few hours at a time...cue law school and he is gone for 10-12. What am I supposed to do? It is a funny (I say funny, but really I mean maddening) thing when it seems like I clean all day, but the house doesn't show it. I swept and vacuumed yesterday yet there are still 40 million cheerios on the ground. They seem to materialize out of thin air. I gotta say, when I agreed to this law school thing, I wasn't aware of just how annoying a 3 year old can be. "I can't drink my milk today because it is too cold"....seems like an easy thing to fix...microwave for a few seconds and Presto! warm milk (to be honest, I was hoping it would put him to sleep as well)...nope, now it was too warm and he "doesn't like warm milk, Mom, it is supposed to be cold"...around and around and around ad nauseum.

Why didn't someone tell me that being a parent wasn't all sunshine and slobbery kisses? I'm pretty sure this wasn't in the parent manual.

I just don't understand what makes a 3 year old tick. He has to do everything himself. EVERYTHING. I won't get into the gritty details, but there are just some things that a 3 year old boy cannot do - for physiological reasons like his arms aren't long enough. I lost count of how many times I have had to explain to him that I absolutely cannot make his arms grow longer "like Daddy". I also don't understand why when the baby is trying to sleep - nothing is quiet. I pulled out the playdough, thinking that would be a quiet activity - should have been, except for the fact that Calvin kept throwing the little playdough toys onto the floor. Hard plastic and hardwood do not mix.

Connor has a sniffle. That probably explains why he didn't sleep a wink last night. Hiring a nanny would be the bees knees right now. I guess that is part of the reason I agreed to this Law School business - a nanny would actually be a possibility - or at least a babysitter so I could get a minute to myself once in awhile.

I know it is not even 9 in the morning, but is it too early for a glass of wine? I definitely think it would make me a better parent today. What is this I hear about government euthanasia? Might want to do the "humane" thing and kill me now.


  1. Oh boy do I understand how you feel! The only thing that is keeping me from alcoholism is that we can't afford booze!