Thank god I know this is just a phase, and will hopefully be over soon, and I'll have my happy, easy going little girl back, or else I would be looking for some gypsies to sell her to! I've found myself wondering about 14 times over the past 2 days if it's the day she goes to Grama's house yet. Maybe at Grama's house she'd forget her mouth is ouchie and that everything makes her either mad or sad right now...
That's the funny thing about kids! They seem to behave perfectly for people other then their parents, and then as soon as mom or dad is in sight, they can turn into holy terrors! I would watch it happen again and again when we used to watch me niece and nephew. They would be the best kids all day long for us, and then as soon as their parents got there, they would go crazy!
It seems my daughter has also learned this fine art of this also. On more then one occasion I've gone to pick up Growly Bear from her Grama's house, and they've (apparently!) had a perfect day, but as soon as I get there she turned into a little turd herder.
I feel like I should own huge shares in Children's Advil and Tylenol, becasue I've spent a small fortune on both in the last 6 months! I know some parents don't believe in giving either of those things to their kids during teething time. I'm not one of them! I'm one of those parents that believes in giving the poor baby (and parents!) some relief, and making the whining stop. Bring on the drugs! Preferable in large quantities!
I was at my whits end this afternoon after no morning nap, and a failed afternoon nap, and more meltdowns then I could count. I went to the freezer to find a frozen teething ring for my little monster child to gnaw on, even though she usually wants nothing to do with them. I figured it was worth a shot! I opened the freezer door, and I came across this!
Feeling much more laid back and calm after out cuddle and my drink, we headed to my mom's house to lounge in the sun and enjoy a couple delicious bevies.
A not so great day, turned into a pretty perfect one.
This mojitoed up momma is off to watch the season finale of Big Brother!
Love and Hugs
***Disclaimer*** ~ Just so there's no question - I love my child to pieces. Even when rotten. And wouldn't actually sell her to the gypsies.
The Perfect Mojito
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- the juice from 1/2 of a lime
- 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
- 1/2 cup club soda