Tuesday, November 13, 2007
"One of Those Days"
Have you ever just had "one of those days" where alot of things seem to go wrong at once? Well, I am in the middle of one right now. Today, I dropped my son off at preschool and he was going on a field trip to a pizza place where one of the children's dad's is the owner. I thought it was a great idea, and that he would make his own pizza and it would be fun. When I picked him up he had a little pizza box with his own little homemade pizza inside. He was so excited and a little hyper. I thought it was just all of the excitement. Well, we got into the car (which was a little bit of a struggle) and we headed home. I asked him a bunch of questions like I usually do and he offered a few of his own things. Then....he said "mommy, guess what I had today?" I said "what did you have", he said "a lollipop." And I said "Oh...good buddy." with a little hesitancy. I was thinking, "that's where the hyperness came from." Oh no. not done. Then, he said "guess what else I had?" and I thought "oh no, here it comes." and out it came... "I had soda!!!!" I sat quiet for a second thinking why a 3 year old would be having soda at 11 o'clock in the morning or having it at all for that matter. I thought he was joking so, I said "did you really?" "yes," he said "it was sprite." Ok now, I'm not a total fanatic about things but, I try to keep my family healthy, and a lollipop is bad enough in the morning but...soda. The reason I'm so upset about it is that for the past 3 hours I've been dealing with a terribly unruly child to say the least. The very least. We have had tantrums and screaming, and every outburst you can possibly imagine and a huge lack of napping. He actually went into my daughters room and woke her up and it took me 45 minutes to get her back to sleep. I wanted to take him outside to burn off some of his "energy" but, A wouldn't sleep so, that didnt' work. Why do I have time to blog right now, you ask? Well, It is finally somewhat silent around here. I think K has finally decided that he is tired. Oh, and did I mention we're having company tonight and my house is not even close to being clean? I know that's not the most important thing but, I did want to tidy up a bit before they came. I'm sure all of you who are moms can relate to this. I just felt like venting. I think next time there is a field trip, I will be specific about the "no soda" thing. I wonder how many other parents had a similar experience today? Sugar and my son do not mix well. People are surprised to hear that because often we think it doesn't effect us but, if we were to totally stop eating it, we'd probably notice a big difference. Although, I don't intend to give up sweets anytime soon, it does effect us in different ways...especially three year old boys. :) For his birthday last year, I made a "mock soda" with juice concentrate and plain seltzer. The kids loved it and they thought it was real soda but, it didn't have the same effect on them. Anyway, I'm done venting. Thanks for listening, er, reading. Time to get something done with the little time I have. Oh well, tomorrow is another day, right?