Geric left today on his missions trip with the youth. They are going to Mississippi to help rebuild a family’s house that was destroyed in the hurricane. It’s sad to me that Extreme Home Makeover can knock down and rebuild a house into a mansion in a week, but the government can’t figure out how to rebuild small, meager houses in over two years! So sad.
Anyway, if Geric’s gone, that leaves me alone with two kids! My mom actually took the week off to help me out, so that’s good. However, listen to how my time alone with the kids started out… our first full blown, almost 2 hour long, two-year-old temper tantrum! Caden started at my parent’s house. He freaked out over God knows what (because he still isn’t talking) and I thought he was tired because he only got a 45 minute nap this morning when he usually sleeps for 2 hours. I thought he would fall asleep on the drive home so I told my mom not worry, that she didn’t have to come over. Well, I was wrong. He screamed, not cried, SCREAMED for almost the entire 30 minute drive home! He crashed asleep about 5 minutes from my house so I decided to drive through Del Taco to extend the little evening nap. Well, the second I turned off the car in my driveway he woke up, looked around, remembered he was having a tantrum and started screaming again. It lasted pretty much all the way through dinner (he refused to eat), through his bath, through jammie time, all during the time I was nursing Jacob and getting him to bed and finally, he mellowed out when I sat down to read him stories and put him to bed. I don’t know if he’s just super jealous of the attention I have to give to Jacob, if he’s going through the terrible two’s, if he’s frustrated that he can’t communicate, or if he was just tired. Maybe it was a combination of all of the above. Anyway, I hope this isn’t a glimpse of what’s to come for the rest of the week! But, if you think about it, maybe you can shoot up a little prayer for me! Thanks! I’ll keep you posted on how the rest of my week goes… unless I don’t survive.