There are some days when everything is just… off. This weekend was one of those times. Maybe we all just woke up on the wrong side of the bed, but we were all more impatient and more irritable than usual. Plus, it seemed like both kids were just doing everything in their power to bang themselves and each other up. Thankfully, they’re both fairly tough and I’ve gotten used to just wincing and shrugging my shoulders, especially since they often wind up giggling after colliding, rolling off the couch, or whatever else.
Ever since Phoebe succumbed to her first owie that left her bleeding (she fell off the window ledge and bit her lip… I swear we’re not bad parents!!) she has been banging herself up left and right. Sadly, sometimes it’s just from walking, but she’s also a bit of a daredevil and this weekend was no different. We went to the zoo, and right away I cringed because it was the most crowded I’ve ever seen it. We were already a bit grumpy and the kids were not the most cooperative and crowds are not my friend. At lunch there were no highchairs to be found – they were all in use – so Phoebe got a chair to herself and I spent the entire time trying to keep her sitting and not standing and dancing around. Well, we were trying to pick up and I turned away for a second and down she went. Cue the screams and every parent’s eyes on us as I picked her up as quick I could. I got flustered as we were met with a combination of sympathetic and judging stares and I snapped at Josh to grab Enzo and the stroller so we could get the heck out of the crowded cafeteria. It’s no secret that crowds make me claustrophobic, nervous, irritable, and sometimes overwhelmed.
We made it out alive and without further escapades and took the kids for a relaxing walk. Poor Phoebe fell I don’t know how many times and at some point Enzo took a tumble at the house and chomped his lip good so he was bled from that a bit. Thankfully, though, I still have Phoebe’s teething rings/pacifiers in the freezer and they are the perfect remedy for such a wound!
Thankfully the rain came last night, and I think it washed away some of the frustrations and irritability we were all feeling this weekend. We got off to a better start this morning despite the kids waking up early… oh yeah, now Enzo has started sneaking into bed with us in the middle of the night. Neither Josh nor I have the energy to keep the kids in their own beds lately, and honestly, that’s why we got a king sized bed to begin with – to allow for co-sleeping. But that’s a conversation for another day.