Boys Behaving Badly
by, 12-11-2006 at 10:59 PM (208 Views)
Aghhhhhhh, what a long day!! I can not believe what stinkers the boys were today. The morning went OK, everyone just kinda either watched TV or played with the old toys I pulled out from the garage bin. Then while I put Aly down for a nap, the boys watched the Disney Monday Movie. While they watched, I was able to do the dishes, pick up and sweep the floor. Since the weather had finally cleared up, I thought it would be nice to go to the park once Aly got up. So, after lunch for all three we packed up and drove to the park. Well, this outing was just not going to work out. The other kids playing there just weren't really playing nice with the boys, nothing bad but not really playing together just mutual bothering. Those kids leave and we move over to the toddler section. Again, there just wasn't the chemistry between all the kids plus Aly was trying to climb up and with so many kids it was hard to not have her get in their way. No one was really having a great time, so I tell Luke its time to go. He sasses me and so I grab his hand and we all walk back to the car. Luke then won't get into the car, so I have to set Aly down and quickly lift Luke into the car and in his carseat. Ryan and Aly are then loaded and locked into their seats and we leave. Fast forward to evening, we are at my parents house for dinner. The boys again are just acting up so my mom ships us home (ah the joy of being the grandparent). Once back home, the boys really start misbehaving and are really wound up for some reason. Since dh was working late again, I had to bathe all three and get them to bed. I'd just had enough of their bad behavior, so I sent them to bed without bedtime stories. Amazingly, they went down without a peep. I often wonder what sparks these type of days. So, I gave up on feeding myself dinner and have enjoyed my dinner/dessert of Ben and Jerry's.
To top the evening off, I dropped my new-ish digital camera. I was taking pictures of the kids for the snowglobes I'm putting together for the great-grandparents. Thankfully I was sitting on the floor when I dropped it, but it still fell enough to kink the lens so it could not retract. After calling Cannon and our local camera shop, I was told it probably would be cheaper to just buy a new camera than ship it out to have fixed. So I decided to give it a last shot to see if I could pop it back into place. Well, wouldn't ya know it popped right back in!!! Thank goodness, I really would have been ticked to have broken a new camera.
These things like the boys behavior and the camera sometimes feel so petty though. My MIL just told me about her good friend's nephew who just had a preemie. Well, this isn't just a preemie, its a 23 week preemie. This preemie is at the NICU my boys were in. I cannot imagine what these parents must be going through right now. Well, I can imagine as we were given "The Talk" when I was 22 weeks on hospitalized bedrest. "The Talk" involved posible scenarios and we were told of decisions that we'd have to make. I could probably repeat the Neo's speech today, going through complications of each gestation from 22 weeks till 28 weeks at which point long term problems decrease. For a long time, Luke and Ryan were two out of three of the smallest babies in the NICU. There was also a 26 week little girl who had been born two weeks prior and was a little over 1 lb. We were the long haulers. The boys beat that little girl out of the NICU and I really felt bad leaving before she did. We spent almost exactly 3 months in the NICU. I can only imagine how hard it will be for the 23 weeker's family to be the smallest and have a stay of 4+ months. Watching all those bigger babies come in the unit and then go home before you is hard. Seeing moms actually hold their children while you can only touch yours. All those things make what I'm dealing with now so minor. The family is in my prayers each night, that their stay is short, uneventful and their baby comes home healthy.
Now I'm off to kiss my unruly children good night and to say a prayer to God thanking him for them, bad behavior and all.