Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thursday Confessions

1. I have 10 minutes before the kids come home after their last day of school and instead of showering, I'm blogging. This is a terrible, terrible decision, and yet, here we are.

2. Last night my 3-year-old threw the mother of all temper tantrums at another child's birthday party and we ended the evening with me getting in his face and saying, "Does Mommy look happy to you?" He slapped me. I honestly can't say I blame him.

3. The same 3-year-old threw himself on the floor of Chipotle this afternoon after losing his compass ring. Several of my fellow diners stared at us in an extremely judgy fashion until I pretended to kick my flailing child. Surely my proudest parenting moment to date.

4. The best part of my day today involved pulling together a list of books for a 5th grade book club. Check our Twitter feed for lots of great recs.

5. Tomorrow is our first family outing to the pool and Laura has already sent me at least three different articles on dry drowning and silent drowning. Happy Summer!!!

4 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Three years old is a tough age.

So is fourteen, I'm finding out.

And I am jealous of your kids. My last day isn't until June 25.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You've got to get in with your kiddo that you are the boss NOW and it will last forever...well until they are 18 based on my experience. My beautiful sweet baby girl (who just graduated) had a lay on the ground temper tantrum when she was four. She didn't want to sit by someone on the way to the zoo. Sadly, we did not go to the zoo. She went to bed until I calmed down. Last temper tantrum...

Katie - Something to be Found said...

Crying yet again when it comes to stories of your kids! I thought #3 was supposed to be laid back and easy going!

Sari said...

The third one is always the craftiest. Mine is a convincing cryer until someone else is in trouble and then he's all smiles and rainbows.