Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Where the Child Things Are

Inspiration strikes you in strange places at strange times.

I've had a day. RC is definitely moving toward a schedule that does not involve naps and as a result, was pretty much Horrific (yes, Capital H) today.

He trashed the entire hair products aisle at Target, ran away from me at HRH's school, causing the panic that Merlot Mom knows only too well, hit another kid in a dispute over the steering wheel-thing on the play structure at the playground, and finally left the playground in search of greener pastures.

It was at this point that I summarily threw the boys into the SUV and took them home (with promises of making brownies with HRH for having to be removed from the playground despite no real wrong-doing on his part).

At home, things did not improve. RC is still in his crib because there is no younger sibling for whom I need him to abandon his crib and up until now, he's liked it. Um, not any more. We will be pulling the toddler bed out of the attic this weekend.

Anyway, today he decided that the crib is too small for him and besides, he was NOT taking a nap. We tried having him read books in his bed, we tried lying down on my bed, we tried lying on the couch, we tried, we tried, we tried. Then he had the nerve to get all overtired and bitchy for the remainder of the afternoon.

God bless Andy who arrived home like my knight in shining Saab to deal with the heathens. Despite his offers, I did do my part and read HRH a goodnight story and tuck him in. The book was Where the Wild Thing Are.

This has never been a particular favorite of HRH's or mine but tonight for some reason the imagination and the illustration spoke to me. And I loved it. Snuggling after the reading in HRH's little twin bed and ending the day on a positive note. God works in mysterious ways.

So back to the inspiration: What do we think of the title of this post as the new title of my blog? When I started blogging back in July, I really wasn't plugged into the society of it all. As a result, when I tried to name my blog Manic Mommy and discovered it had already been taken, I assumed it was like email and just came up with a slightly different take on it. Don't worry, the other Manic Mom and I are buds and laugh over any confusion. None the less, I think I might like a change.

So what do you guys think? Imagine this for a minute. My blog:

Where the Child Things Are.

I already Googled it and it's not taken. I could post as Wild Child.

16 comments:

Jen said...

Sorry you had such a horrific day... Also sorry that when you mentioned it earlier I got completely distracted by those children and forgot to ask why your day was going so badly. Glad it ended on a happy note!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It's cute. I do like the manic mommy thing though.

Every once in a while it's just one of those days. Luckily, we get to bed at the end of it!

merlotmom said...

Oy vey, sounds hellish! I like your blog name but I like the new one too. Doesn't help, I know, either way, I'm still here.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I like the title, but do you think it will limit what you blog about? And what about as the kids get older? You know what I mean?

And I love that book, I can read it over and over.

Manic Mom said...

Hiya, partner in blogcrime!!! It has been funny when people come to my blog and say, "I CRACKED UP AT THAT COMMENT YOU LEFT" and I'm like, "I don't remember leaving a comment lately?" ...

There can always still be two of us, you know there is also a duo called The Manic Mommies?

(I am also writing for bettyconfidential.com and they came up with a title for my column, and guess what they chose for me? Just Another Manic Mommy--so they STOLE your blog name--sorry about that one! : )

KC said...

I like it - I think you should go for it. Plus, we could be neighbors on blogrolls.

~ Denise said...

"my knight in shining Saab" - FABULOUS!!

For what it's worth: I like you as Manic Mommy better :O)))))

Denise

HRH said...

I like the new title and name. I have to admit to being a bit confused with the Manic Mommies--who is who. Thankfully, I adore you both!

jennifer h said...

That's a rough day. Glad, though, that it ended well for you.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Love the potential new name!

JCK said...

I love your current blog title, but...if you want to change it. I really like "Where the Child Things Are". Wild Child fits you. AND your children, well one of them, apparently. ;)

Sue said...

I know I said this a year ago, but I stand by it: It DOES get easier.

I haven't seen your kids in ages. Got together soon!

Sue said...

What I meant to say was, "Got to get together soon."

I only had ONE glass of Pinot Grigio, I swear!

Kristi said...

LOVE the Wild Child idea!

Limbic Resonance said...

I meant to leave my comment with my blog account...at any rate, as stated above, I LOVE the Wild Child idea!

Phoenix said...

I really like the new title. I say, go with it.

 

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