Sunday, September 30, 2012

Funny Later

In ten years, I might say this to A.:

"Hey, remember that Sunday morning when Cubby was two and a half and Charlie was two months and Cubby wet his bed and came in our room at five a.m.?  And you got up to get him dressed and he screamed like he was being scalped the whole time?  And then you saw you had hives, probably from a spider bite you got the morning before, and so you took a double dose of antihistamines and went back to bed while I stripped Cubby's bed and brought him downstairs?  And then you brought a crying and hungry Charlie to me  half an hour later and for the next six hours, one or the other of the kids was crying?  And it was raining so we couldn't go outside?  And then Cubby peed his pants while he was standing in front of his toy box and half the puddle went under the toy box and I had to lift the extremely heavy full toy box to mop it all up?  Remember that morning?  Boy, wasn't that FUNNY?"

I might say that in ten years.  Might.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need to walk out the door and not come back for a couple of hours.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

One of those moments in time your brain will erase completely ... for the protection of your sanity.

Joellen said...

I hope your day improves, and A. gets better.

Doesn't sound like things can get much worse. I take it Cubbie is still not adjusted to being the "big brother" and not an "only'.

Drew @ Willpower Is For Fat People said...

If it helps, Jenn and I thought it was pretty funny today.

(Been there, done that.)

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am running out of happy shiny thoughts. Put the kids in the car in their car seats and drive.Teenage babysitter for a few hours.even one
Here's one.
Everyone is relatively healthy.

Beth

naptimewriting said...

Ugh. Not funny.
In ten years you won't remember that one. You'll remember the side that was sleeping not the side that was crying.

But I say it's time for pizza and puddle jumping, because nothing gets kids ready for a warm bath and early bed like being soaked from rain and mud.

Hang in there. The pee under furniture kills me. I'm going to buy a new house when both kids are really, really, really potty trained.

Anonymous said...

Oh girl, hang in there! I had many days like that and it will get better. And no, it won't be funny in the future. You will just feel relief that that rough moment in kid-dom has passed and you are on to the next chapter in parenthood.

Stay strong: )

-Marcy in Pittsburgh

Phoo-D said...

Oh that really sucks. Some days you just have to take yourself out of the action for 10 minutes. I've only done it a few times, but it helped immensely. I hope tomorrow is better!

FinnyKnits said...

Holy cow.

If you are able to find that funny in a decade, I will salute you heartily.

Daisy said...

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. You'll laugh one day - maybe. Or you'll block it completely for your own sanity.