Wednesday, November 07, 2007
I'm at a loss as to what to write about tonight. Lily has been a pistol today, screeching and tantruming to her little heart's content. Unfortunately, it doesn't make me very happy...
I'm becoming more and more ill by the moment, and the thing is, I don't have time to be sick!! I'm the Mama, first of all, and everyone knows Mamas aren't allowed to be sick. Then, of course, I'm the Fifth grade Mama, and I need to be there for the kiddos.
It's a sort of low-grade sick, as I'm losing my voice, have a sore throat and headache and a cough. I'm also left feeling tired and wiped out by 3:00, hence my lack of desire to cook dinner again tonight.
All of this means I'm out of patience with my sweet Little Bit (who is truly anything but sweet this evening). She has been fussing over everything, screaming "NO" at the top of her lungs at Lissie over Sight Speed, and wallering me all the while whining and crying. If I didn't know any better, I would think she is getting ill as well. Wouldn't that be fun??
I truly adore this little imp. She is the light of my life and I can't imagine where I would be without her. But, days like today, I get so frustrated. I wish she would listen when I spoke to her when she is screaming and whining. I wish she would have more patience. I wish she weren't so strong-willed and stubborn. She is so determined to do things her way that she listen to how much simpler the task could be accomplished. What a willful little imp!!
As I have mentioned before, it's all the harder because Han was such a good little listener. She was willful and stubborn, but not to the same degree as Miss Hardhead here. Truthfully, I'm grateful Lil's as stick-to-your-guns as she is, as I know it will hold her in good stead as an adult. I also foresee many future battles as she and I butt heads again and again and again...:sigh:
This photo is for Paul. This is Connie Bear and she is very sweet. She is also well loved by Miss Lil and is currently snugglin' down under the blankets.
2. My Stampin' Up order has shipped and I should have all my goodies by next Monday--YAY!! :o)
3. Sight Speed. How else could I see all Lissie's most recent acquisitions and chat with Paul for free?
4. The colder weather. I LOVE it!
5. The staff at school who have all stepped up to the plate to help with duties that my grade team were trying to manage. Thank you all!
6. Tomorrow is "Friday" as it is the kids' last day of school for the week.
7. Ibuprofen. What a fantastic pain killer!
8. Lil's new overalls. They are too sweet on her.
9. How exciting that Miss Lily can now wear size 12-18 month clothes??!!?? Yay! She's growing!
10. Ready-made sushi at Ukrop's. I'm off to get some as soon as Lil is down and out.
I can't really think of any milestones today. Oh, wait, yes I can. I was watching PBS Sprout with Lily when the "Good Night" show came on. Han LOVED the "Good Night" show and watched as long as we would let her. Ah, the child took after me she was such a tv junkie. I found I just couldn't watch Nina and Star this evening. I usually try to embrace those things which Han loved, but tonight, with my patience zapped by Lil, and feeling down and out health-wise, I just couldn't do it.
Oh, and Lil managed to find one of Han's take-home stories from last fall. I can remember Han reading it to me, and grumbling as I made her read again. I can see her slouched in the big arm chair, her hair hanging in her face, once again, propping the book on her chest as she mumbled it to me. I called her over to me and had her snuggle against my side as we read it again, together. I don't miss making her angry, and making her do things she didn't want to do, but, boy, do I miss her.
I'm off to put Lil to bed, and I'm going to try to get to bed early myself. I need to rest.
Have a great night everyone! :o)