It's barely noon, but I'm pretty sure this is the only way I'll get through the rest of my day.
And then it all went to hell. We had plans to go to the local fire station for a tour with my MOMS Club, but the second we walked in the door, it all went down hill. The girl decided to scream the entire time and spent most of the tour sitting on the floor in tears. I don't know if she was overwhelmed by the size of the firetrucks or if she was just tired from waking up too early. Maybe both, maybe something else. It really didn't matter, I couldn't pick up a screaming kicking child and carry Rafael at the same time, so God bless the amazing firefighter who helped me get both kids to the van. (Can I just say how upset I am that I didn't get my adorable shot of Michaela with a firehat on standing in front of a firetruck? I mean seriously, thats the main reason we went!)
I was ready to call it a day, but I had a great thought. We decided to go outside and play ourselves into a good mood. The kids loved playing in the leaves from my Halloween Jack O Lantern bags. Michaela jumped and kicked and fell herself back into a happy child. And silly little Rafael crawled right into the middle of it all and enjoyed the heck out of it.
I'm still tired, I still need a glass of wine, but thankfully the kids were able to go down for naps happy, and I'm able to sit here and relax without having murderous thoughts toward my daughter. Salud!