Saturday, November 14, 2009

not handling it well - not well at all!

 I had a look at Soule mama's blog this morning describing a fantastic disfunctional day and nodded the whole way thru it.

When I finished I discovered that Gretta thought that Baxter needed more toys in the bathtub. He was in the tub after a poo accident, and a very bumpy morning that was just aggrivating me.
She proceeded to carry toys from the toyroom to the tub and I turned to see her just as she dumped the board game out and threw the lid in. Fun.

I cleaned that up to discover the 2nd poo explosion from Monty. He was in the jolly jumper and I wont describe it any more than he was jumping in it. Gretta's was next - the aftermath of having a tummy bug.

We're totally out of sync.
I am really struggling to make it all okay here. My frustrations for living here are endless and very hard to cope with day in and day out. Let alone the fact that it is yucky hot outside every day and I have to rouse on the kids in order for them to play outside and even that only lasts for about 10 minutes.

So here we are. The four of us stuck in our little house that we were only meant to be in for 3 months. We are coming up on 2 years now.

So, what do you do when life is in upheaval and you're feeling sad?

Bake cupcakes of course! Devils food to be exact from Martha Stewart.

The cupcakes turned out pretty, but not terribly outstanding. If I'm spending calories and indulging I love a RICH DARK chocolate cupcake - therefore when the Mr. gets home with thickened cream I will be making a chocolate ganache to top them with.

This is the cupcake inspector.

We ended up just dealing with the flys up our nose and taking a short walk to the yards. Gretta whinged the whole way, but the big boy and the little boy and the mommy enjoyed getting out of the house tremendously.

And then we'll do it all again tomorrow. Stuck inside. Wishing for our change to come.
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Leonie Guld said...

Where ever you are on the planet...we ALL have days like that!!! Some days are just dam hard!!!!! Try to treat yourself well, do something nice like paint your toe nails, have a bath....alone....or take a walk when your mr gets home...try to find just a little moment of peace so that you can carry it with you through the crappy moments. Dealing with sick kids and mountains of poo is TORTURE!!

Tas said...

Sounds tough. Cupcakes wont make everything go away but cooking with the kids, licking the bowl and afternoon tea can significantly improve a day. Best wishes to you!