Thursday, February 28, 2008

Rip Hair Out. Scream. Foam at the Mouth

Have had a relatively good day considering I had no plan other than the Y at some point. I really don't like days where I have nothing going on or no place to be. I tend to lay around the house and mope. I cleaned the basement this morning, did two loads of laundry, kept the kitchen cleaned and the sink shined, vacuumed the kitchen and under the dining table, picked up stray toys, cleaned an insane amount of dirty diapers and pull-ups. I crashed on the couch for 1/2 hour after lunch while Nolan did who knows what downstairs. He came up to go pee and for some reason pulled on the top of the toilet tank...those covers are seriously dangerous. It didn't fall on him but made him cry, which woke Avrie up very prematurely from her nap. Got to the Y by 3:15, had just gotten in the shower and soaped up my hair (yes, I just went for a shower...not to workout) when I hear "Shannon to Kidstuff" over the intercom. So I blew through what was supposed to be a looonnngggg hot shower in record time and get to Kidstuff with sopping wet hair. "Did you page me"? "No". I guess "Cheri to Kidstuff" sounds a lot like they want me when I've got my head under water. So, now what am I going to do? I went up and biked for 15 minutes and then got the kids. Now my day takes a very sharp turn for the worse.

Nolan sees peppermint candies on the counter that are NOT for the kids. They are an incentive for guests to take a survey. He wants one. I tell him "No", heaven forbid. Huge screaming fit all the way to the truck. I put Avrie in her carseat and turn to get him and he hits me in the face. My first reaction was to instantly slap him in the face. Which made him furious. He kicked and hit the back of my seat all the way home. He had settled down by the time we parked in the garage. We get two steps in the door and the kids start fighting. The hitting and kicking kind. The tackling and headlock kind. I'm expecting Evan home at 5 and call at 4:50 to see where he is and he hasn't left yet because of the snow. I royally chew him out for no good reason at all. Then I go find the kids' valentine stash that they've long forgotten about.

We're eating and going to bed. Even if it is only 6:00.

I want a date and I want to be wooed. And I want it to be HIS idea. How much more subtle can a girl get?

9 comments:

Mindy said...

sorry you had a bad day. i wonder what's wrong with nolan - that's not normal for him is it? maybe he's getting sick or actually maybe he feels really crummy, because he's constipated.

Shannon said...

yeah, he's definitely "pooped" out!!! today was his last day of heavy dosage laxative so hopefully things will start to normalize. he knows now that it doesn't hurt to go and he doesn't hold back. he was sound asleep by 7:15 last night and tonight too. i really think he still needs naps but that just doesn't happen anymore. it's not normal and i felt horrible that i slapped him.

ethel said...

"I want a date and I want to be wooed. And I want it to be HIS idea. How much more subtle can a girl get?"..
you know...there is definitely something to that. i have often found that i get irrate with the kids when i actually need some lovin myself..from the MR. ya know? I think i hear date night calling..and sorry, but you might have to arrange it..hints don't always seem to work for some strange and wondrous reason.

Shannon said...

yup, definitely feeling a lack of courtship and romance. i'm starting to understand the whole "mailman" thing. i cannot believe i just said that.

oh, and our mailman is a lady and quite disgusting. good thing, huh!

Lani said...

shannon... i'm so sorry you had a rotten day...well, i should say, rotten half a day. it's a bummer that we have to spell it out sometimes. and even then it doesn't always work. i can relate to the mailman comment... i've been there myself - in my mind, mind you, not in real life. ;) luckily, our mailman is a woman, too. ha.

Mindy said...

ok, i have to respond to the mailman comments. i think even if i was married to johnny depp i'd still have thoughts about the mailman. i think that just happens after you LIVE with someone!

Shannon said...

you are so right, mindy. oh, johnny depp. yum. he's the best bad boy out there. gotta watch me some pirates again.

matthew 5:28 i'd love a discussion on this verse.

Lani said...

Nothing to add to discussion other than I think we border on it (Matthew 5:28) applying here a little bit... you open up thoughts and you're just one step closer to actually committing the crime. I am as guilty as the rest. That said, I do enjoy looking at Johnny Depp and others just as much as the next gal. ;)

ethel said...

must be the moon? what phase is it in?