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.