Frazzled

I turned 33 yesterday.

This in itself is a good thing, as so far my thirties have turned out to be my best years ever. But the week itself has been lacking, and while there have been lovely moments, to say I’m feeling frazzled would be a bit of an understatement.

The Skeptic has had to work so much that he’s pretty much been MIA since last Friday. Both boys have seemed to hit major developmental milestones that has made this week one of my “top ten toughest weeks ever” in raising children.

Little Man just seems to be in some sort of crazy “I’m turning four” thing which has resulted in one disaster after another, usualy prefaced with “Wanna see what I did?” I won’t get into details, but one of the worst ones involved two cans of cocoa and my couch.

Knittybaby has hit that ever so tough stage where he has realized that he wants to do things, like climb the stairs or get a bag of tortilla chips off the counter, but he can’t. This happens about every ten minutes, and he expresses his angst in the only way he can: high pitched screaming while hanging onto my leg.
You can’t blame either kid. Growing up is tough, and luckily I’ve had enough pleasant moments to get me through the week: a swell SP10 package, a lovely birthday gift from The Skeptic and the boys, a night out with my friends, playgroup. It’s probably the only reason I’m not hiding in the closet right now. So I know you’ll all forgive me when I don’t have pictures or a full report yet. My pizza’s just about done and then I’m going upstairs for movie night and maybe a little knitting if I can hack it. The Skeptic has the weekend off, and I’ll be back with lots of goodies for you all to see!

Oh, and I’m thrilled with all the contest entries so far! I’m trying to get back to everyone and visit the blogs that are new to me. Thanks to everyone who has already entered. If you haven’t, you’ve got until the 15th!

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19 responses to “Frazzled

  1. Your SP10

    Sorry to hear about the frazzling! I hope the almighty pizza-movie-knitting triumverate helps you relax a bit this evening.

  2. Happy birthday! I hope the weekend is most excellent and that the kids get past the crazies soon. I know all too well the fun you’re going through!

  3. Happy Birthday! Hope things settle down soon for you. Take care and Happy knitting.

  4. Belated happy birthday! I hope you get a little break time… I’m cringing about the couch…

  5. contadine

    We almost share a birthday! (Mine was today, the 30th.) I’m glad to hear that the 30s are a good decade, since I’m now 23 hours into mine!!

    Happy Birthday!!

  6. Hang in there. I’m about your age, and have children around the same age, and feel your pain. Happy Birthday, and I’m sending you peaceful vibes.

  7. Happy Birthday! A good day for a birthday as it was Kitty Daddy’s birthday too on Thursday!

    Hang in there…my littles seem to go nuts in tandem too. If only one was crazy at a time, it would be so much easier!

  8. Gretchen

    Happy belated 33rd! I’ll be 34 in September. I am right there with you about kids and the crazies- my younger 3 have been running me ragged this week. My husband is out of town, and my Goodwin has decided to take apart Daddy’s antique desk piece by piece. Ugh. He’s quite handy (or destructive, depending on your viewpoint) for an almost two year old. The twins- well, enough said.

    Hope your knitting/pizza/movie mojo helped! I shouldn’t mention knitting- Goodwin got to it yesterday. Double ugh!

  9. Oh my goodness. Poor you – a cocoa sofa I cannot imagine. I am sure I would have cried. Enjoy your pizza/movie night. Can’t wait to see your goodies!

  10. Happy birthday! You’re still a young whipper snapper though compared to me. The big ol’ 40 is just around the corner here and I am NOT amused. I hope you had a wonderful movie night and that you enjoyed some quality knitting/mommy time. Late birthday hugs!

  11. Happy Birthday! I hope your weekend went well. : )

  12. I meant to tell you happy bday before I went to the hospital, but then…well..i have no excuses. I Hope you had a wonderful birthday. 🙂 33 is young!! i love reading about your adventures w/ your kids. hehee.

  13. Sounds like a challenging day! Happy birthday, and I hope you had a less stressful rest of the weekend.

  14. Suz

    Happy Belated!!

    My youngest was known as “The Screamer” for a bit You bring back fond memories ;`}

    I can’t wait to get the details on the cocoa incident. Maybe in a few months (years?) when it seems funny to you….

    Cheers,
    Suz

  15. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope this week is a better one for you.

  16. Stages are such fun. My youngest has hit the arguing stage. I have been told he will be a lawyer by about everyone. He will argue you with over anything and when he runs out of good arguments he always falls back on “but my eye hurts”.

    For my 30th b-day one of my best friends (whose birthday is two weeks prior to mine and we are the same age) and I went to a ball game (my husband is a huge cardinals fan so I took him), ditched the husband for the night, had a fabulous really expensive dinner and hung out in St. Louis for the weekend. It was great.

    For the 32nd (last year), same friend and I went to the Ren Faire.

  17. I love that bear!!

    Your gifts are all so nice!! Enjoy you lucky gal!!

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