Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You can't make this up

I don't know who these kids belong to, but they are crazy!  Summer means no preschool, less structure and HOT, HUMID days!!  We've been going swimming and taking early morning walks, we try to do something everyday to keep busy.  With that said, they know...they know we're not as busy as we once were.  No, but 4 pm, Jack and Molly are running all over the house acting like crazy kids!  Their new game is chase, where they chase each other all over the house.  Or wrestle, where they wrestle all over the house.  Molly is one strong cookie, she pins down Jack all the time!  To keep them preoccupied, Jack started swimming lessons on Monday at 4 pm.  He's going everyday for the next two weeks and so far is doing so great!!  He's learning how to swim, having fun, and excited about going!  The problem is I have to entertain Molly and Will in a little waiting room during the 30 minute lesson. I bring snacks, sippy cups, toys, books, crayons. and everything works for the first 20 minutes.  Then, Molly wants to run around or Will starts to fuss or Molly has to go potty...I'm exhausted!  After Jack's lesson, there is a mob scene trying to find your child and everyone crowds around the door waiting to dry off their kid the second they get out of the pool.  Then, there is a mad dash to the showers and changing rooms, as if a little chlorine is going to kill their kid.  I've seen pushing going on between the mom's trying to get a changing room.  I simply dry Jack off and have him wear his trunks home...if he really wanted to change, I'll do it in the car.  Not thanks!  By 4:30, I need to get out and so do Will and Molly!  On Jack's first day of lessons, Molly had a total meltdown at the end of the lessons and refused to walk.  I was pushing Will in the stroller and she wanted me to carry her, "Carry you, Mommy, carry you."  I had to dry Jack off and help him at least put on his crocs, but first I had to find him through the swarm of mom's, strollers, and kids.  I put her down once we find Jack and dry him off, the whole time Molly is SCREAMING and CRYING as if her foot fell off.  So, what do I do?  I pick her up, push the stroller, have Jack hold onto the stroller and leave.  
Speaking of screaming in public, Jack did almost the same thing at HEB a few weeks ago.  We had a lovely shopping experience at the local grocery store, Molly and Will were riding nicely in the cart, Jack was holding onto the side of the cart, everyone had a balloon (except Will, he eats them) and tortillas.  I thought, success!! We are going to the check-out and Jack loves going to number 6, don't ask me why.  Well, number 6 had a very long line but number 5 didn't, so we went that way except there was resistance coming from Jack's side of the cart.  What was he doing?  Pulling the cart to check-out 6, duh.  I took his hand, pulled the cart to number 5 and started unloading the cart.  First came tears, then stomping of the feet, and "I'm mad, Mommy, I want 6" in his best outdoor voice.  Will and Molly got stickers from the bagger and Jack looked at the bagger and screamed when he was asked he wanted a sticker.  Classy there Jack.  So, we're walking to the door and at the top of his lungs, Jack lets out an ear piercing scream that makes everyone in every check-out aisle stop whatever they are doing and stare at us.  Awesome!  I just keep on walking to the door, Jack trailing behind me.  Will looked at him like he was CRAZY!  Of course, when we get to the door, Jack screams one more time, and Will started crying.  
One last tidbit, Molly is potty trained, yeah!!  We still have a few accidents with the number 2, so we're working on it.  I keep telling her poop goes in the potty, all day...I think I say it in my sleep too.  Anyway, after an accident the other day, I was feeling defeated and frustrated with the poop.  The whole reason we started this potty training business was because of the poop!!  I go to her and say, "Poop goes in the ....."  and Molly replies "laundry basket!!"  

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