No, not with the three littlest ones, but with our big little man, Kristopher. He tends to be this way for a few days after an 'adventure' but today was a bit overboard. Oh wait... last night too... Anyway, our four darlings are in bed and hopefully to stay!
Today was a flurry of activity with KAD (this is their last week), a stop in to the church bookstore, grocery shopping, lunch with Mike, naps and playtime, dinner, and finally a short trip to our local "mall" (aka hall).
I did have a few bright spots in the day- other than of course the smiles and fun that four kids provide (it was just one that was being trying, after all!). Today I received a gift certificate from my Aunt Dot and Uncle Walt out in California. It is to the IKEA store to purchase two hammock swing chairs! Remember them? Thanks so much!! I know the kids will love them! Also, while grocery shopping I bought myself a new blender. Our old one squirts "stuff" out of it from near the blade-- not a good thing! Mike said he'd get me one for Mother's Day so I was holding off... but I suppose that was in jest ;) He said he'd never live it down if he really did! So I got a $25 Oster, not too bad of a price and it will make the smoothies that we make up for the babies (especially the big baby- Mike loves them!) :)
Tomorrow we don't have any plans, except to get my big little man back into shape and LISTENING again!
So, you ask, what could sweet precious little angelic Kristopher do to get Momma so bent out of shape? Here are a few examples from the day...
Shooting his suction cup gun at Micah
Holding the suction cup dart over Micah's eye
Holding Micah's nose and saying "breathe through your mouth" to him repeatedly as Micah stared at him (he lost the dart gun and dart... and yes, those all happened within 2 minutes of one another!)
Throwing a large round bouncy ball in the house (you know those huge bouncy balls from Old Navy??)
Throwing a ball at his sister
Throwing a ball at his other sister
Throwing a ball at his brother
Hitting his mother with a ball (he lost the ball!!!!!)
Pinching his sister with his new "claw grabber"
Putting the claw grabber in his sister's face (he lost the grabber!!!)
Unpacking the bin of toys he's been told are "put away" for a while
Hiding the pieces of those toys he wanted to keep out
Wetting his pants (another fun part of the "day after an adventure"...)
Oh, and did I mention that all of these happened between 3 and 5pm? Yes, he went to KAD this morning, got home around 1 and everyone "rested" from 1-3. At 3 the terror turned on and lasted up until dinner. He had many antics for the evening too but they weren't as fun as the morning ones since we went out after dinner... Tomorrow will be a better day... Tomorrow will be a better day... Tomorrow will be a better day...