Monday, June 04, 2007

Making Me Crazy

Kate is driving me to insanity. She won't stop hitting, kicking or shrieking long enough for me to take a deep breath and stop contemplating leaving her on our neighbor's doorstep. Not that they want this demon-child, either, but at least my house would be quiet.

She got a cold on Saturday night and seems to be getting a little better now, although her nose is still running a bit. But now she is waking up at about 6:30am every day, and with McLaren deciding that 7:30am is too late and that 5:30am is a much better time to start babbling, I am very tired.

We went to Joanne's fabrics after swimming lessons today, and Kate tried to grab every item off the shelf and throw it at passersby. I suppose it didn't help that I found a cute child's broom for her and let her play with it while in the stroller to keep her occupied. I think she hit an old lady and a young mom with it before I could wrestle it away from her. When we got home, she ran around the living room chasing 'Ta-but' (Starbuck) with her new toy, and he cowered by the gate in the hallway waiting for me to rescue him. Now she is sleeping quietly (please let her have a long nap today, God), and McLaren is waking up. I guess there will be no nap for mommy today.

I am giving some thought to just going away this weekend by myself, maybe to Phoenix, or perhaps to Mexico. Doesn't that sound nice? I think so.


Anonymous said...

Ummm. Wow. Four more days darling! Please don't give her away before I get home, I miss her. I can picture Kate and broom vs Starbuck and it is funny. Is he trapped by the gate now? Too much kitty-chow to fit through the bars?

Take Care, Love Tim

Katie said...

Oh my God. I do not know how you are even close to sane at this point. I have an early riser, myself, and is SUCKS. It makes the whole day worse when you don't even get to sleep until 7. But, when there is no nap for Mommy? Look out!