Monday, February 18, 2013
This morning I decided to bring the kids sledding since we have this great hill in our backyard. It was great at first, only one set of kids were there and we knew them so we shared sleds. They all got some outside noise and running out of their systems.
Then more kids started showing up, it is a great hill! Plenty of room still, but my kids started not paying attention. I can see the angles of all the kids and knew someone was going to get hurt. I just can't believe how little my kids pay attention to the others wanting to use the hill near them. My voice seems to be on mute to their ears and I'm not going to start screaming in front of all the other parents, so it was a mild upset that I had when I growled "we're going in". I just wasn't going to wait to see someone running into them at the bottom of the hill.
I swear that it's just my voice they've muted out. I had to do the first middle name thing to my daughter who was eating the snow that had been sledded on and walked on and probably peed on by dogs... Then my son (the straw that broke the camels back and caused us to go in) decided to cry about the friend "pushing" him down the hill too quickly when in fact he accidentally let go before he could get on too.
So now I'm up to my neck in stress for the day and I can just tell it will continue to go all day long. The daughter's friend will be over a little later and I hope they will play nicely.
I still have a present to wrap for tonight at the birthday party I'm dreading going to because of the thing I discussed yesterday. I don't have the choice to stay home like my husband does, I'm allowing him to not go, but because it's my direct family, I'm required. If it weren't for the cousins getting to play together, I wouldn't be going.
But I did get my new winter boots today and I got to wear them already! They're comfy and I'm enjoying them, so at least it's one little thing that's good in the day. I was even able to send back out the item that was faulty and didn't have to go to the store to send it out, so double bonus!
I'm looking forward to being able to use my boots more often the rest of this winter instead of the ones I had been wearing. I can wear normal socks under my new ones and they're soft and won't harm my legs like the old ones were.