Saturday, April 28, 2007

One of those days............

Make sure I'm in the photo too!

"I'm afraid to touch this toy because every time I play with something, Sophia takes it away"!

We all have had them, one of those days where maybe nothing drastic happens, but you would rather just forget it, all the same. For me, today was just one of those days....... It really started last night at 12 am when I discovered that our dog, Marz, had snuck downstairs (it's gated) and proceeded to have a diarrhea episode in the middle of the rec. room. Now, he could have easily alerted me that he needed to go out, but I took his hanging around us as usual dog stuff. No whining, barking, or scratching at the door. Obviously the poor dog wasn't feeling very good, so I didn't scold him and just set about cleaning it up. But Marz's digestive issues were long from over and at 3 am, he did alert me that he needed to go out, and NOW! Then we repeated this dance almost every 1/2 hour until 6 am. We do not have a fenced yard and since he pulled a disappearing act a mere two days ago, I wasn't inclined to just let him out and hope for the best. I should have known then that the day wasn't likely to be one of my best.
Sophia is still amazing with Keenan, but she is starting to get jealous. Sometimes, she gets REALLY jealous and acts out by hitting or kicking Keenan. Thankfully, I have been watching her closely, so I have been able to intervene quickly. Her subsequent timeouts have been traumatic for both of us. In the past, Sophia has always handled a time out with minimal drama. She has been even known to put herself into her time out spot if she thinks she not behaving nicely. No such luck today and I have to say, I have never seen such a tantrum from this little spit fire. I guess we have officially hit the terrible twos and Sophia isn't waiting for the numerical reflection of said stage to actually equal her age.
To top it all off, it appears that Keenan might be cutting his first tooth. His appetite has been non-existent, he is chewing on every cloth in sight and will happily nab my finger for chewing practice if it happens to be near his mouth. He is also sleeping poorly and quite cranky. Everything I have ever read about teething talks about teething episodes only lasting a day or two. Personally, I think that nothing could be further from the truth. I just hope that said tooth (or teeth, as the case may be) break through, and fast. Oh well, no one ever said that life is perfect, nor are children, or for that matter, parents.....besides, all the kids have to do is look this cute, and it is hard to stay in a bad mood.

p.s. I apologize for the run on paragraph, but sometimes blogger will not recognize paragraphs, no matter how many spaces I put between them, like I said, just one of those days :)

After we arrested someone, we would take a digital photo of them back at the station. Sophia's look of quiet defiance echoes some of those photos. Since it was taken not long after she hit Keenan, I think she simply knew she had been naughty but didn't really want to own up to it.

Note that Keenan's chin is an angry red. Chomping on cloth all day will to that to a fellow......


At 6:48 AM, Blogger mimifrancoise said...

You have the cutest children. Both are beautiful. I had two (bio)children 10 months and 10 days apart so I understand what you are going through. They are grown now, but I still remember how "non-stop moving " they were...and how exhausted I was.
Fran (Grandma to 2 Chinese beauties.)

At 2:18 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

I hope Marz is better and you get some sleep tonight! They are totally Gorgeous! I am sorry you had a hard day!

At 1:15 PM, Blogger S. said...

OK, these dog stories in adoption bloggy land are really not helping my daughter's quest for a dog!

I hope the doggie is better soon and lets you get a good night's sleep.

The kids are beautiful as always.

At 12:28 AM, Blogger mexican chopsticks said...

It's hard to picture Sophia being naughty with her baby brother because she looks so sweet. I love her "mugshot"!
I hope Keenan feels better soon with his new tooth! He is so adorable!!


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