Saturday, August 2, 2008

Meltdowns was a day of unpredictable temper-tantrum meltdowns....alternating between my 2 kids.

Over silly things. Full flung meltdowns. Majors tears and top of the lungs screaming. It's been one of those days when you feel fully challenged as a parent.

Not sure what was going on with the kids. Not sure it if was the summer winding down (dad goes back to work on Monday), over-tired, over-heated, full moon?!? They just BOTH lost it at the drop of a hat today.

At one point, I insisted they each vacuum. Simply to separate them and drown out the whining. Surprisingly, this was about the only task they handled well today, although you can tell by the looks on their faces they weren't thrilled with the task.

We decided to divide and conquer tonight. Perry took Carson to a movie while Elise and I enjoyed some girls only time in the pool.

Here's hoping tomorrow is a more enjoyable day, for everyone.


Sandra said...

They both look SO happy to help ;-)

Mama said there'd be days like this :-)

Vivian M said...

Oh boy. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!

Tammie said...

Yikes! Hopefully today went better for all of you!

Sorry to hear that Perry has to go back to work. I'm actually in need of another vacation already myself. Normally, I'm fine for a few months.

Becki party of 5 said...

Hope today was better for you all! I love the vacuuming idea, though, I might try that one myself! :)
Oh, and I love Elise's Chinese room.....its perfect! I hope she will keep it clean longer than my Alyssa keeps hers after we do a major cleaning!

The Morris Family said...

Love the pics of their "happy helper" faces- one of the songs from Snow White came to my mind ..."whistle while you work"...
here's to happier, tantrum-free days ahead!