Family photo 2013

Family photo 2013

Monday, September 28, 2009

Well hello Mrs. Cranky Pants.

Do you ever have those mornings where you wake up, things are going along fine and dandy, then all of a sudden your kids do something? A thing that is bad, loud, messy, mean, silly, thoughtless, careless, rude, one where they should know better because, what? were they raised in a barn and have all those thousands of words you've been preaching at them their entire lives about appropriate conduct fallen on deaf ears!? Then, S N A P. You begin growling or shouting, or crying, feeling overwhelmed, underpaid, under appreciated, overstimulated. Then, because of your sudden, compelling urge to overreact you must say to yourself "whoa momma, you'd better simmer down or you're gonna be S O R R Y you weren't nicer and more friendly to your little chitlins today." Then, you count hours until bedtime only to feel pity for yourself after they are asleep because you did not properly appreciate the precious gift of time today? Oy. Sometimes parenting is hard, hard, hard. Is there a restart button? Mercy.

Made cookies to make up in sweets what I lack in sweetness today. That counts, right?

Next subject:
Baking soda and water is supposed to be great for the hair because we strip away all the good stuff with our harsh, foaming, detergent shampoos....etc.
Approx. 1 Tbs/1 cup water is the ticket, can be modified depending on hair type. Same ratio for ACV, and it really does work well as a conditioner. The odor dissipates quickly, so the person using it does not exude scent of salad dressing all day long. I use plastic bottles to mix it and don't really store it because it gets cold, and the kids like it warm and fresh, right before their bath or shower. They say hair may overcompensate for a while and get a little oily, but I have not seen it yet with our girls and our boys practically have no hair. I have tried it myself only a couple of times because of the hassle of making it before each shower. I can not remember to do that until I am soaking wet and my hair is full of evil sudsy strippy shampoo.
Easier with the kids who only bathe once every other week, you know? Kidding! Just checking to see if you're still reading....

Roasting marshmallows Saturday night. One is wearing swim shorts, one snow boots. Perfect!

How about the sunset behind Jayla? Pretty.

Poor dolly. Still not feeling well. Has an ear infection now, so garlic oil going in the ears makes her smell like a soft chewy breadstick. Oh baby. She cried and cried and cried through church yesterday so we left early. Makes her a good snuggler though so momma gets lots of love....and gets very little accomplished. Even my cranky pants don't seem to bother her.

Pics of boy's beds soon. They are really something.


Lindy said...

I'm actually relieved to hear that she has an ear infection! At least you know why she was crying, and can do something to help her! Sorry for you both, though, as it's hard to have one sick one that wants your attention, and have enough patience left for the others. You're entitled to crankiness once in a while. AND if your kids are anything like mine, they would gladly put up with a cranky mama (which they won't even remember) if it means they get cookies!! Good job.

Holly said...

I made cookies for that exact same reason today ;-(

Courtney said...

thanks for the info on the hair stuff! won't read this for a couple days...but i'm praying for you, friend! His mercies are new every morning!!

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