Tuesday, August 21, 2007

meltdown morning

Stewart had one meltdown after another this morning. All over little things like wanting chocolate milk and then not wanting it and making it known my throwing it. I was trying to figure out what to do with him to make it all better. I tried holding him and loving him. He hated that! I was beginning to wonder if he was sick. Finally, I decided I had to get him out of the house (and constrained in his car seat)!
All we did was get a new water filter and some water-softener salt. But that trip got us out and gave us all a change of perspective. Ale! Alleluia! While I'm sorry we had to use gasoline and emit pollutants, it was good to get on the phone and talk to Mike's mom for a few minutes and connect with someone (one of the only times I can have a phone conversation is in the car with my bluetooth).
After naps, Marshall, Stewart and I cleaned their room up a bit and I put their clothes away in drawers (not laundry baskets) for the first time in over a month. I had finally had it with filled-up laundry baskets becoming permanent fixtures in our hallway and bedroom. Now, the boys dressers are in their bathroom. This will make it so much easier to put their clothes away after they are asleep (when I usually get to it) without waking anyone. Tiptoeing is required when three little boys share a room- one awake can quickly turn into an unpleasant thing.
The picture is of how I felt yesterday. Maybe I'm a bit better now... I think.

1 comment:

Uncle Mut said...

I'm sorry you're having a rough time. Tell Stewart that Uncle Mut wants him to start behaving!
Cute picture, though!
I wish I was there to take something off your plate, but I'm here loading my own plate with too much as well. I always end up doing too much, which is one of my frustrations with teaching. Anyway, even though it's frustrating, it's nowhere near your stress level. However, I don't get to look at those three awesome boys every day, either. I guess it evens out in some ways. I LOVE YOU! And miss you!