And I think I have a cold. A little baby one, but still, my head feels puffy. And I'm finally admitting it--I've been in denial for a few days.
So far this morning I've been having one of those days where I wonder why I made the decision to have a third child. What was I thinking? Tyler is in the throes of three-year-oldness. Which means he won't do anything you ask him to do. He won't do anything you demand him to do. And he won't do anything you threaten him to do. Also he seems to have a constant bad attitude, and he talks like a baby all day long. As in, he uses a really annoying baby voice that I can't understand. I don't get it. To top it all off, he is bored at home, but fights me whenever I try to take him anywhere. Oh three-year-olds, why can't you make any sense?
And then there is Alexis. She wanted to wear her wedding dress to school today because she wants to be a snow princess. Then she wanted to wear her denim skirt over her denim pants because "SNOW PRINCESSES DO NOT WEAR PANTS!!!". Then she wanted to wear a crown to school. Then she wanted to wear a veil. And with each new thing came ten minutes of arguing. I am not exaggerating. The girl DOES NOT listen, and I'm stumped about how to fix that.
It's been one of those days (or past few days) where I just stand there scratching my head thinking to myself, "yup, you're failing". I'm 50% convinced that I'm not actually failing as a parent, but sometimes it just really feels like it.
On a more positive note, I finally got a few pictures of our Christmas morning at my in-laws.
Waiting to see if Santa came
J and I made Alexis a craft box that holds all sorts of supplies since she loves to sit at the table and create. This is also a present for me because she won't be asking me for her scissors every 10 minutes. I thought she might not be too excited about this, but it turns out it was her favorite present!! See, I guess I'm not failing...
Hopefully more Christmas pictures will be coming soon. I hope the rest of you are having a better Monday than me!