- The yelling at the children. So much yelling. Okay maybe not as much yelling as you think but still, enough yelling for me to feel bad about it. When I try to be calm and use reason and logic with these children they don't understand and the situation just gets worse and then eventually escalates to yelling again. Sometimes I want to walk around the corner and flip them off when they can't see, like how Paul does it to me when we fight.
- I don't craft or do artsy things very often with my kids. I don't personally enjoy it a great deal and they seem to get bored really quickly when I do put a project out there. Have I shortened their attention spans beyond repair with too much PBS? How can that much Curious George lead to a stunting of left brain creativity? Maybe I should go fill a plastic bin with rice right now and let them play in it. Except that's a terrible idea. On a related note:
- Too much television. I think maybe it's just the winter that's got me down on this because friends of the internets-my children have watched A LOT of t.v. over the past few months. They love nothing more than to plop themselves on my bed and park it for an hour or two for a solid session of entertainment. And I'm busy, so I let them do it probably for too long. Please tell me if you notice any residual effects like they try to fast forward through conversations with live people. I'm hoping that when we relocate the television to the basement family room (which should be getting close to done this week, glory!), this will become less of an issue due to lack of convenience. Also, the sun has started to shine again which means in a few short months we'll be back outside. Bless all the hearts!
- The iPhone is causing problems. I have nightmares that my later in life my kids will be reminiscing about how Mom never was without her white phone, even in the bathroom. It was my New Year's Resolution to lay off the thing, but then the baby hormones from hell kicked in and made it so I could do nothing but lay in bed and try not to die. So me and my iPhone became best friends again seeing as how she was my only connection to the world of the living. Shut up, you know you take yours in the bathroom too.
I think maybe those are all the things I'm feeling bad about for today. I could add carbs, refined sugar, caffeine, and stretchy pants to that list but I'd have to feel bad about them first.
We leave for Florida in one week. Disney World, Universal, rental house with pool and hot tub, beach, this vacation has it all. Can't wait to fly for 6 hours on a plane with Triple. Pray for us.