Last night before going to bed I said to Jeremy, "Do you realize that Alexis has been pretty good lately?", meaning that we haven't had much of the stuff I complained about last week. Fortunately my almost 4 years of parenthood has hardened me and I knew better than to think we were out of the woods with this child just yet. That night we experienced one major meltdown around 2 AM, a time when none of us are at our best. She had to use the bathroom and dad can't help her because "wiping is a girls job" so she needed me. But was this said in a nice manner? Of course not. The fit she threw was so huge that we began to wonder if the devil himself had entered our child's body. Eventually she fell asleep and things calmed down...until she woke up. And most of the day she has looked like this:
Now she is napping, despite all her protests that "naps are boring". A blasphemous statement if I ever heard one, but I'll forgive her, she's only a child. And this afternoon we have a family birthday party to attend, so she and I will have limited interaction, which is usually safest on days like this.
Now. Here's a video of Tyler. I usually try to keep the videos I share on here around a minute and a half, but this one is approaching three minutes. I think it's worth your time, but that's because I think my kids are the cutest things since baby Gap. If you have cleanliness issues or problems with people who have food on their face, then this will probably make you sick and you are excused from watching it. Jeremy hasn't seen it but it would probably drive him kind of nuts. Anyway, we've tried to teach him how to say "I love you", so lately he says "love...YOU!" and points at you. It's very (need I say it again?) cute! So that's part of what he's doing in the video.