Monday, April 16, 2012

Sweet, then sour, then a time out

Why can it be so hard for two children to get along for more than 8.2 seconds while sharing the same 8 x 10 space?

But then be so sweet you kinda want to check their backs for wings?

And then go back to fighting again?

And then be so sweet... well, you get the idea, right?

So this weekend I took Katie to her school carnival. I was going to take all of the kids but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that taking all three kids would be ... well... *crazy* is one word that came to mind.

So I told Katie that it was just going to be a Katie mommy/date, and isn't that going to be great!?

And Katie stopped what she was doing and looked at me with a sad face and asked if Jake was coming too, "because he would have so much fun."

After I explained that Jake would be staying home, I actually thought she would ruin my planned stealthy escape by telling Jake about the plan to go someplace ALONE (any time I go somewhere with one child, I do almost feel like I'm alone!) or decide not to go!

Luckily, she was okay with going and coming home to get Jake and bringing him later.

Off we went. Katie played lots of games, ate cotton candy, had lunch, played more games, and she won two books, purple vampire teeth (that she immediately decided should be given to Jake), a chapstick, a felt board with a scuba scene, and some candy.

She saw three of her friends and I talked to parents to give them a heads up about Katie's upcoming friend party! (That's a whole 'nother post...)

She had a great time and shared some of the candy she won with her brother. Sweet kid!

We never did go back with Jake. He didn't really miss us - he was toobusy playing with Katie's new dollhouse.

Grammy and Grampy picked her up in the evening for an overnight and church on Sunday morning. She got home at around noon and it was play/fight with Jake/play nicely with Jake/complain that Jake is pushing her/play quietly by herself/play quietly with Jake/fight with Jake/talk back to mommy/go to time out/dinner/bath/bed.

Needless to say, I was a little excited for bedtime.