Saturday, October 30, 2010


47 things on my To-Do-List today. 5 things crossed off. 
1 load of laundry in. 6 more loads to do. 
Corey and Sophie are gone. 
Lawson, Gretchen and I are all still in our pajamas. 

Corey went to farm and I called my mom this morning to see if Sophie could spend the day with her.
We've had a rough week, Sophie and I.
Lots of sassiness, rude behavior and talking disrespectfully.
Like... mommy was about to lose her mind from all the rudeness and disrespect. Mommy was ready to post on Facebook that I had an 8 year old girl to give away.

Wednesday morning was awful. Ugly. I totally lost my temper. We picked up right where we left off when school was out. Ugh. I made her stay outside and play for awhile when we got home and when she came in, it was like she was a different child. Purely delightful. Sweet, helpful, pleasant to be around. Why can't I have this child all the time?!  

The rest of our week was pretty good (except for a minor freak out last night when I cleaned her earrings.) I'm working on planning something for her and I to do together. Just us. But something that doesn't involve buying her something or getting her something new. It's easy to be sweet when someone is buying you something, right?

So things ended good, but I still thought she could benefit from some one-on-one time and attention from Grandma. And I could benefit from some two-on-one time with Lawson and Gretchen. (We will get out of our pajamas at some point today.)

Gretchen is napping. Lawson is coloring. 
Time to throw in another load of laundry and cross a few more things off my list. 
Maybe I'll multi-task and try for two things at once. (Considering one of the things on my list is to watch/erase shows on the DVR. They need to replace our box, so I need to get all my shows watched!) 

We'll get dressed with Gretchie wakes up. 
Go to Wal-Mart and buy some Halloween candy. 
And I should probably try Gretchen's costume on her at some point today. 
You know, since Halloween is tomorrow and all. 


jennifer said...

Why even change out of your PJ's? So much cozier to keep them on! Sounds like a good Saturday to me.

flower power momma said...

My youngest daughter and I went round and round. She knew exactly how to push my buttons. sigh. Strong willed child just begins to describe her. I was given a book by Cynthia Tobias titled, "You can't make me, but I can be persuaded."
Excellent. It gave me some insight, hope and ways to cope.

I don't know what challenges you and Sophie face, and I'm sorry for both of you. I do know you'll both make it. honest.

Courtney said...

love these kinda posts...just real life :-) hope you had a good rest of your day!

Christina said...

Awww, I've got a sassy three-year-old. Not looking forward to in a few years! I'm glad you have a Grandma around who can help with some TLC, all around. :)