Loooooong weekend! O.k., I love being a mom –I’m officially BURNTOUT!! The girls have a habit of arguing, yelling, and hitting each other (like most siblings). I played hardball this weekend and cancelled all play dates and fun activities. Yup, “Mean Mommy” award goes to me! All parents know that punishing children actually hurts us too.
I probably should have been drinking all weekend to ease the frustration. Numb it all – right? Nope – even out to dinner on Saturday night I ordered a glass of wine and the girls started telling me how we would have to call a driver because I can’t drink and drive. Great, now it sounds like Mommy’s a damn lush – wish I was! The wine sat, and Sprite was my choice. Spiked eggnog would have been perfect - screw it, spiked anything would have been nice.
We decided to go out on a whim because Jake was at a friend’s birthday. Of course, we picked the worst place to go with my anxiety. Before we knew it, 23 carolers were serenading us in languages I didn’t even know existed! It would have been better if I was prepared for it, or even knew the songs. Jayla and I don’t do well in small groups like that when they’re staring. Not my idea of a quiet dinner.
On Sunday, I had one request. Please help Mommy organize the hats, gloves and scarves. Simple enough. No exaggeration, by 7 last night, I ended up doing it myself. With girls, this was just time for dress –up. I guess there was just a bit of relief that they found something to keep t hem occupied. The cold weather sucks when you have an asthmatic child. We get cabin fever real quick around here!
Here are some cute pictures I took of them – Yes, they actually tried to make outfits. Jake didn’t find it so funny. The mess really got to him, and he spent most of the day upstairs or down in the basement.
Getting ready for a Sopes sighting!! He’s flying in pretty early tomorrow morning. We’re actually filming a bit for Sportsnet in Canada. Not sure how it will go, but it will definitely be eventful. They’re going to meet him at the airport, and be with us for the day. When it airs, I’ll put a link on my blog so the Americans can see it too.
I’ll be doing a small video blog with Sopes for tomorrow – plus, some exciting news we have to share!!