Monday, May 18, 2009

A Long, Crappy Day. And Then...

Charlie is not a good teether. Turns out? He loves nothing more than to sit perfectly content in his chair for about five minutes, and then start the Cats In A Bag screaming for, oh, ten minutes straight. He refuses teething rings and frozen chew toys, he just screams. A lot. So you can imagine that this makes for some looong days around here. And one exhausted and cranky momma. Yesterday was filled with a bunch of piddly crap that annoyed me at every turn...the cabinet door fell off its hinges, laundry was piling up due to a broken washing machine, Ella was whiny, my feet stuck to the kitchen floor every time I walked on it due to a popsicle or juice or something being spilled on it, and Sir Screams A Lot was relentless in The Screaming and refusing to be comforted by anyone or anything, ever. But then the husband got home with a Sno-Cone machine from his office, and all was right with the world. A hot day, sitting on our back deck with grape snow cones, listening to Ella chatter about some nonsense having to do with her imaginary dog and the circus. Even Charlie stopped screaming. For a few minutes.

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10 comments:

kirwin @ Graceful Creative said...

Ugh...so sorry about the teething! I remember those days -- mine are 5 and 3. Have you tried the Orajel teething stuff? It numbs the gums, and it was the only thing that worked for my little ones.

I'm glad you found some peace at the end of your day.

Dawn said...

peace in a snocone! it is amazing what a nic e cool treat can do for heart and soul... not to mention a teething little one!

emily said...

There isn't much a sno cone machine can't fix :) I laughed out loud about the cabinet door falling off its hinges. So classic and crazy.

Angela said...

Mine are 3 and 1. It's like the neediness is in HIGH GEAR. Glad you could stop and enjoy it a little.

:)

(Now I really want a grape sno cone...)

erin said...

I know all too well about a bad teether. My son is just now getting his last 2 year molar and it seems like he's been a cranky teether off and on since his first tooth. He would scream at my feet and when I would bend to get him he'd limp noodle out of my hands. I feel you. Glad the snow cone machine helped. I find that just when things are going bad all it takes is a moment for the whole day to change. I just try to remember the mantra, "This too shall pass."

ChippsFamily said...

I put icecubes in the mesh feeder. Or frozen bananas. Or just an icecube in a washcloth (with a hairtie to hold it in.)

Sharone said...

What a sweet picture! Snow cones are pretty magical :) Teething, on the other hand? Not as magical. I'm glad you found a moment to relax. :)

Lisa said...

I do believe this post perfectly sums up parenthood -- cool, blessed relief in the midst of the mundane and sticky. Awesome!!!

Kimberly said...

"Sir Screams a Lot"...I am STILL laughing!

I'm so glad you took the sno-cone break! My tendency would be to send hubby out on the back porch to make sno cones with the kids while I tended to the "household annoyances". I have GOT to get my priorities straight! Snocones BEFORE laundry! Whew! Thanks for the reminder!

Bee said...

Poor little Sir Screams a Lot! Thank Goodness for Sir Bringer of the Snow Cones!