"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

eight is great!

3 handsome men delivered breakfast in bed to me this morning.
i'll happily awake from a deep sleep to that any day of the week:)
8 years went by in a snap!
to my sean sean.
the rest of the morning went like this:
1. sean leaves for work
2. max dumps OHs cereal all over floor
{easy to vaccum, crisis averted, slightly annoyed it was the expensive cereal, could be worse...}
3. nurse chase
4. max wants phone
5. max needs help with phone
6. try to help max with phone
7. max hits chase while nursing
8. chase cries
9. scold max, time out after chase is done
10. max hides in curtain
11. max comes back, hits chase again {now i'm really annoyed}
12. point finger and tell her to "go to timeout" in a mean mommy voice
13. max says "NO!" and marches away
14. max brings me her ruby red shoes, wants them on
15. i tell her "i will help you put them on when chase is done eating."
16. max hits chase over the head with her shoes
17. chase screams, face bright red
18. i am now furious and tell her i'm going to throw her shoes in the trash {not my finest hour}
19. put chase down, eating has to wait, pick up max, consider locking her in the basement {this is the crazy mom that lives inside of me}, decide to grab the booster seat in the the basement instead
20. strap max to the booster seat--mommy 1 point, max 40,000 points {go me}
21. leave max there for 20 min while i finish feeding chase
22. send max to friend's house and brennan on a field trip with grandma
23. angels sing--is it time for my date tonight yet???
 8 years ago today i was taking pictures in the tulips of temple square.
it was 70 and sunny.
the most perfect day i could have dreamed up.
another gorgeous sunny day today,
with gorgeous babies.
healthy and happy.
the happiest life i could ever have dreamed up.
even with a 2 year old that is really naughty when i nurse.
it's a good thing they are all so cute.
and that i can laugh at it when it's all over.
have mercy.


Gilbert Family said...

happy anniversary !!

Amy said...

Boy howdy she is naughty during nursing time! Not wanting to be the middle child. Proud of you for getting the booster seat. Lesson learned from last time? Glad you were able to get a break, and congrats on 8 years. That is wonderful! Can't wait to hear about your date, they always sound so fun.

Sue said...

I think you might be able to resolve Max's naughty-while-mom-is-nursing problem with that booster chair. You could remind her before you start that one infraction will get her in the chair for the duration of the nursing and then stick to your guns.

Once she sees you mean business, I'll bet her behavior improves immeasurably!


PS. What a cute little dickens she is!

keri said...

Oh man what a morning! It's a major good thing I didn't come over lol!
Good luck with Max. It's always so sad to see your little isty bitsy baby get hurt :(

becca said...

happy anniversary !! may I please come kidnap your children fro the day they are so cute even when they are misbehaving

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary! Congrats! xoxo

Emmy said...

Oh so sorry. They really do know when we are busy and can't do much about it. At least you had a great date :)

Oh and don't forget- you can still take a picture every month with Chase to watch him grow! :)