Thursday, April 17, 2008

It's been a long week. An even longer night - my son slept in my bed with me. Considering I didn't get to bed until 1 a.m. and I think I got about an hour's sleep before he woke up and started tossing and turning... I AM CRANKY TODAY. But I'm trying really hard not to be. My husband really isn't helping either. But that's another story. Anyway, on the weekends we let Deklan sleep with his sisters if there's not a guest over. He knows the rule - Friday, Saturday and holidays only. Sunday through Thursday are school days. For the past three nights his fits have been so bad that I finally gave in last night. Bad, inconsistent mother that I am, I told him if he'd just go to sleep I'd let him sleep in my bed all night. Tuesday night the fit was so bad that I actually left him with daddy and went to the fitness club and worked out for 45 minutes. When I got home, he had just went to sleep. I just can't hardly handle these fits anymore.

We had a 3-day weekend; the kids were out due to teacher in-service. So Monday was mommy and kid day all day. It started a little rough with the girls arguing but smoothed out before we left the house. All the kids were good the rest of the day. I took them all for overdue hair cuts. Hays had long hair - almost to her bottom. She decided a few weeks ago that she wanted it cut shorter. She got a really cute cut that goes a little below her shoulders. Her hair is straight as a pin so the cut really looks good on her. Dakota just got her cut a little shorter but looks basically the same. Deklan wanted a mohawk - yes, a mohawk - but settled for short with the top longer so it can be shaped or spiked. I didn't get my hair cut and felt left out so I went and got my nails done instead. I'd worn acrylic nails since I was 17 because my real nails have always been really weak and turn under with any kind of growth at all. Last July we were having trouble financially and $15 every few weeks was even taking its toll on our finances so I cut them all off and cut my nails short. For the past 9 months I have missed my nails a lot! So now, I have my nails back and am in heaven.
"I feel pretty, oh so pretty..."
Then we went to Wal-mart and each child got one small treat. They each picked dry erase boards and markers that kept them busy the rest of the day.
Tuesday we got notice that we were going to have our apartment sprayed for bugs today. We scrambled yesterday to get the apartment presentable. We are such clutterers that it never really looks clean. Anyway, now my day is interrupted with having to be aware that the bug guy could come in anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Not a problem if I'm not home, but since I rarely leave the house it's a bit uncomfortable. I mean, what if I'm in the bathroom when he comes? Or, on a day after last night, what if I fall asleep before he gets here? See? Uncomfortable. Well, it could be worse - we could have bugs.

Well have a good day all.

1 comment:

mollyalexis said...

Sorry about the lack of sleep. That really stinks. That's great that everyone got haircuts and you got your nails done. You should post a pic of your kids in their new haircuts. Bummer about the guy spraying. That must make you feel uneasy. I hope you have a good rest of the week. I'm stoked because I just found out they are having a "Touch a Truck" even near by next week. We went to this once with Parker and he acted like he died and went to heaven. I can't wait to take him!