Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Sometimes dealing with Sam's mood is really really frustrating. He is generally a very sweet child, a polite and kind young man. But today, he was one roiling ball of entitlement and misery.

He's pissed off now because I would not agree to take him to a sushi place in Sudbury which is so expensive, David and I have only been there once (on a gift certificate).

He screamed bloody murder when told to do his math homework.

He had a tantrum instead of collecting the trash pails, which is his chore for Wednesday evenings.

And he was RUDE RUDE RUDE. All afternoon and evening.

Meanwhile, Micah not only entertained Sofia in the bath, but now he's getting her dressed and ready for bed! It's always good to appear especially saintly if your brother is being miserable.

And Sofia had a massive crying tantrum in Trader Joe's this afternoon - application of "pop-pop" (popcorn) helped.


Tracy said...

Sorry to hear that you had such a trying day. Your kids sound so much like ours. Leah will really kick up the sweetness factor when Allison is having one of her meltdowns.

Pam said...

Oh how I love it when Hunter takes care of Rhett when I need him to. The other night just after I had broken my foot, he took Rhett out to play on the playground.

Somewhere Rhett found some dog poop and picked it up and proceeded to smear it all over his body.

Hunter came in without even asking and bathed Rhett, got him dressed, and put him to bed without being told to. I was amazed.

Of course Dakota was having a rough go too, and throwing a fit among fits.

So yes, the saintly card works doesn't it? :)

Hope tomorrow brings a better day my friend.