Alternatively titled, I’ve been on my own with my kid without a break from anyone for 10 days straight and it’s finally making me crack!!
I woke up blurry eyed because despite skipping a nap, Nate was up at 7:50 and while it’s much preferable to his 5:45, he had been sleeping until 8:30. What’s 40 minutes you ask? Well, a whole hellova lot when you are exhausted.
Nate came in my room and turned on my light blinding me and then spilled crystal light on my bed. Cue first load of laundry and it’s barely morning. As soon as we got out to the living room for breakfast he asks me why his underpants are wet. Uh oh. He peed on his floor because he snuck a lemonade into his room last night. There’s another load of laundry.
Tired, trying to wake up and need to clean and pack. Nate finally takes a nap and wakes up from the nap early. Of course. Good thing I wasn’t even trying to take nap today because I have to go to bed early to be up at 4:30am.
Head to the fountain to play, two minutes in and he’s got a scraped shin, bruised knee and bleeding. Get over that and he plays…for a whole 15 minutes. Off to the store where he has to pee…twice. Finally buy the fun airplane things and he breaks down about going on the airplane. In the middle of the store.
Off to McDonalds because I promised. He spilled his drink in the playplace requiring a five minute clean up which almost led to a children’s riot. Then he peed. Then he ran to the bathroom while peeing the whole way. Then, he peed on the floor in the bathroom and then he peed in the toilet and asked for ice cream because he was being so good.
I said eff it and took him to Wendy’s drive thru for ice cream because I couldn’t stand to be in McDonald’s anymore. We get home and he spills half of his frosty on my computer which luckily was closed.
Clean it up, clean him up, another airport breakdown and now he’s in bed and I can’t help but think it’s been one of those days where I want to yell:
I think we’ve all been there!! This is compounded by the fact that I’ve been at home with him 24/7 alone for 10 days. Talk about a test of willpower!