Tuesday, March 27, 2012

So Long, Farewell

I think this is our last Arboretum trip for a while.  I know, I know, you can't get enough of the posts that are 55 pictures long with all the bragging about how beautiful Texas can be in the spring (or fall).  Sorry.

Our membership expires on the 31st and with everything coming up for us, I won't be renewing right away.  Maybe when the children's discovery garden is finished.  Or next fall when I get a hankering for pumpkin.  But today will be it for a  while and it was a beautiful day to spend there -- 80 degrees and sunny with a fantastic breeze.  Which I so needed.  80 degrees may actually be my pregnancy limit which is a bad thing since I'm pretty sure it won't stay 80 degrees for the next 3 and a half months . . . 

 A puppy dog face today -- a little different from usual.  And then she kept asking me if I could paint her whole body brown!  I'm not exactly sure where this is coming from really.

This little pettiskirt is the cutest thing ever and at only $10 I might have to go back to Target and get one for Megan.  They are so much fun with all their bounce and twirlyness.

In other news, we are experiencing major potty regression with Megan.  It started as one accident a day and culminated (I hope anyway) with Megan not using the potty AT ALL yesterday.  I have been so emotionally drained by this that I snapped and put her in pull-ups -- not snapped in another way unless you count the crying.  Looking online it seems that this happens when there is stress in the child's life.  So I might have to experience some potty regression.  Ewwww.  Anyway, everyone says just let it go and give them ownership and praise when they're doing it right but don't punish them for not and it'll eventually end.  I really hope so because I hate this.  Thankfully, I got a good deal on carpet cleaning that I will be using as soon as the issue is resolved.  But what stressers can Megan possibly have in her life?  Maybe the new baby coming?  I have no clue.  I wish I could see inside her head.

Abby is going through a crying streak -- this morning she melted down because she missed seeing the garbage truck.  Thank goodness the second one comes around in the afternoon.  The other day it was because she wanted her swimsuit on.  Complete meltdown and I can't understand what she wants!  By the time I figure it out I'm tearing my hair out and then when I do figure it out she's completely fine.

Things have been very draining lately, can you tell? 

But then I feel bad because I'm trying to keep life in perspective.  It's really not all tortuous.  Abby tried to say M&M's today and that was good for a laugh and Megan has actually not thrown a single fit today so there are good times.  They sometimes just get swallowed up in the not so good.  But that's life I suppose.  Ok, I'll start being more positive -- I think I've done quite a bit of ranting lately actually!!!  Sorry!

1 comment:

The JL McGregor Family said...

Oh my I LOVE the puppy dog face!! So funny! Also, have I mentioned that I'm so glad we are friends?