Days Like These...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Man it's days like these that really test my committment to my weight loss goals. I say "days" like these but it's only 8:37am so my mood for the rest of the day is not looking very sunny. I just need to vent, I have 2 daughters whom I love more than ANYTHING in this world, but my 6 yr. old has become a fashionista of sorts and is nearly impossible to get dressed in the morning...she doesnt like the way this looks, she doesnt like they way that feels, she doesn't like those shoes etc....it is slowly driving me insane... so anyway this morning we get dressed without issue...yes! Then, we go to put her new brown sandals on...the very sandals that SHE picked out mind you, AND tried on in the store.... the VERY sandals that are the 4 th pair of shoes I have bought and returned because SOMEONE can't decide what shoes hse likes but I digress...so we put them on, they look adorable, out the door we go. We get to school and as we are walking from the parking lot to the school she tells me " Mumma, I don't want to wear these shoes" In my head I'm screaming "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!!!" but using my nicest voice I say " Sweetie, why not, they look adorable on you?" She says...." They feel weird on my feet" Again with the sweet voice I say " Well honey, it's just because they are new, you'll get used to them" She then replies, with TEARS this time mind you, " No, I won't....(sniffle, sniffle) I want to go home and get my other shoes" At this point, I'm ready to burst into tears myself out of frustration...but I keep it together. We get up to her locker and the tears have now turned into a steady stream of DRAMA QUEEN faucets! SO the only way I co uld get her to calm down and go into her classroom was to tell her I would bring her up some different shoes....which wouldn't be a big deal normally if I didna't have to go through this very scenario EVERY OTHER WEEK!! AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!
In the past this kind of a stressful situation I would have high tailed it to the Mcdonalds drive through for a couple hashbrowns to ease my stress.....but I didn't this time...I came home and frantically blogged instead. I'm guess I do feel a little better getting it off my chest...but I still feel hungry because I haven't had breakfast....I am going to have some cereal, take a deep breath and try to put things in perspective.