7.31.2008

yesterday...

yesterday was not a good day. let's just have that out and out right now. avery was up the night before for an hour or two fussing and crying and i don't know if it's teeth or tummy ache and i didn't want to feed her but around 1:30 i decided i would because LET'S GET SOME SLEEP PEOPLE! so i did and she slept but then woke up at regular time (6:15 am) yesterday morning. and ethan was not far behind....avery took a short-ish nap (1 hour 20 min) in the morning and then when i tried to get her to lay down later like normal, she wouldn't go...until 4pm. and guess who else wouldn't take a nap...that's right ethan ....so guess who else didn't get a nap? me. on about 4 hours of sleep and an accumulation of not much sleep/rest the last couple of days. bummer dude! so as i was trying to get ethan's shoes on and avery calmed down because she cried at the drop of a freaking hat yesterday...i was sitting on the floor of the kitchen and i started to cry because i was tired and frustrated and ethan came over and actually put his arm around me and said, "i'll take care of you mommy" i looked at him and started to cry again because, HOW SWEET IS THAT? so i said,"you'll take care of me ethan? i would like that" and he gave me a hug and promptly made me laugh about something and you know...it helped a lot. kids are amazing. he knew what to say and do. he's always been that way, when it really comes down to it. when he was little he would be doing something he knew he wasn't supposed to and he would come over to me and give me a silent hug when he knew i was getting upset at him. amazing.

today is going better...avery slept through the night, wa hoo!!!! and tomorrow i am so looking forward to a little girls' night out time waiting for Breaking Dawn to be released! AWESOME!


right now avery is laughing her head off at me....it is so cute!

2 comments:

luke and briton alo said...

I hate those kinds of days. Have fun on your girls night!

Bethanne said...

We've had a couple of those days this week two. And it is the pure-hearted stinkers that can bring us out of it, eh? Sorry the kids didn't nap though...Leah has to at least have quiet time during the day so that I can regroup for an hour or I'll lose it myself! :) Glad today was better...