Is that a messed up thing to say? Out loud I mean? Seriously, kids are annoying. Everyone's kids bug them. Especially those of us who have the privilege of staying home with them 24/7. Why doesn't anyone just tell the truth? I mean seriously, your kids bug me, so I know they are bugging you.
So here I am, owning it - my kids were bugging me.
I have a little bit of a cold or allergies or something, so my ears are plugged up. I can't hear. Which you might think would be a blessing on a day when my kids are bugging me. But, nope. For some reason, I was only able to hear the most annoying sounds and tones coming from everything around me, especially my kids. Like nails on a chalkboard It was driving me batty!!
I finally broke down and took my kids to Wal-Mart and bought myself some Sudafed.
You see, it has been FOUR YEARS since I was able to take anything for a cold or allergies - I have been either pregnant or nursing a baby (or for a brief period, both) for FOUR YEARS. But my nursling is a weaner now, as of last week. At 19 months old, she is officially weaned and I am not anyone's lunch-wagon. So I took a decongestant, and (unlike last year at this time when I literally suffered through plugged ears for three weeksor more) the relief was instant. That Sudafed is some good shit, lemme tell you.
Anyway, after I got my hearing back around 4:30pm, I realized that the weather was absolutely perfect outside. And after I had been so annoyed my the sounds of my kids all day, I felt like they needed something fun to do.
Enter: A CAN OF SHAVING CREAM AND A PLASTIC PRINCESS TABLE CLOTH I
They weren't quite sure at first.
But the warmed up to the idea.
And then they had a BLAST.
It was good, cheap fun.
Tilly was seriously wondering what the heck we were up to, though.
But it kept them busy for an hour and a half.
Long enough for me to do this:
Somehow, my kids are bugging me less and less by the second.