I was one of THOSE moms in the grocery store today. You know what I’m talking about. The mom who is shopping with a SCREAMING child that she is completely ignoring. Before I had kids I would this happening and judge. Why doesn’t she take some time to calm her child down? She must NEVER discipline her kids. YOU’RE the parent, get control of that kid!
(This is not my kids but a pretty accurate picture of what he looked like at the store today.)
Oh how the tides have turned! I now realize that sometimes no amount of discipline and consistency can calm the 3-year-olds temper tantrum. I thought about threatening to leave but I was there to pick up a few things to make lunch for my friend. She had chemotherapy today and I couldn’t let her down. We were in the store a total of 23 minutes and Dax was screaming for 21 of the 23 minutes. It was horrible.
Dax has been a hard child to raise since the day we brought him home from the hospital. He was colicky and 3 years later he hasn’t grown out of it. My dad has compared raising him to owning an exotic sports car. It is SO awesome and you love it like crazy but it is anything but low maintenance!
Once Kelly got home from work and school today I had met my patience quota for the day and was about to completely LOSE my cool. Being the wonderful husband and father that he is, Kelly sent me to our room and told me to relax while he took the kids for the night. I got in a HOT bath and read for over an hour and it was heavenly. Just what I needed. I got out just in time to watch the presidential debate while eating my dinner. I made a huge salad with tons of baby greens, quinoa, mushrooms, tomatoes, avocado, and feta cheese. YUM.
Yes. I make my salads in a pie tin. It is the perfect size.
It has been a long day and I am more than ready for a fresh start tomorrow. I’m planning on starting my day with a run while I watch the sunrise. It’s going to be good!
What is your favorite way to start the day?