Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Terrible twos

It is official. The child has hit her terrible twos. We get meltdowns now when the princess doesn't get her way. *sigh* But, she is a good little girl overall. I just have to remind myself that she is frustrated with her inabilities to do what she wants or communicate what she wants/needs. Just hard to listen to.

This morning, Hot Rod comes in to wake me up telling me that Stinkerbelle has been crying all morning. This was about 7. Likely, she has been up since 6. So, I drag my tired butt out of bed, put on my glasses and head upstairs to retrieve the wailing toddler. She is standing at the edge of her bed and pointing toward the floor and telling me "tuck, tuck!" I am looking on the floor thinking maybe she had dropped a truck somewhere. No, no truck. So, I commit the Mommy Thumb move to pick her up and she isn't budging. At this point, I wipe the sleep from my eyes and look down. Her knee is stuck between the bars. She was trying to tell me "stuck" apparently. So, I work a bit to try and push it back through before my genius came to me and I made her straighten her leg out and it popped right back out. *doh* Bless her heart. I'd be a Terrible Two if I had to deal with sleepy stupid mom at 7 a.m.

We're getting ready to go to the Tropical Conservatory at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens this morning. I took the day off for Good Friday because all three kids are out of school. Pickle went to spend the day with his dad, but I'll have the two little ones. We're going to stop by church before we head out to see the butterfiles at the gardens. There have been thousands released in there over the past few weeks. Should be fun. Then, we'll head to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for some playtime and an Imax show. Will be a fun day. I'm hoping that some friends will come over tonight, but we haven't heard from them, so it may just be me and Army of Dad kicking back. Will be nice. If it doesn't rain, we have soccer tomorrow.

Happy Good Friday. Remember Christ's sacrifices so we could live and extend a kindness to someone today. It could be something as simple as putting a coin in a parking meter that is about to expire or letting some person in front of you in traffic, but simple things can be blessings to others. I'll try to remind myself of these things when I'm getting impatient.


  • At 8:56 AM, March 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So you are saying I shouldn't have flipped off the asshole who cut me off this morning? And I shouldn't have followed that up by cussing out him and his very questionable parentage?

    Good thing I didn't resolve to be nice to people during Lent...

  • At 9:38 AM, March 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wish I had today off.... *sigh*

  • At 7:31 PM, March 25, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    AoD, you wouldn't have lasted one day with a lenten sacrifice like that.
    And, LabKat, I almost wished I would have worked today. Whew. Having fun is hard work!

  • At 2:42 PM, March 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Last time I put a coin into a meter as a favor, the ticket-writer was about 3 cars down. She asked if it was my car, and when I said No, she gave me a lecture about how the fines help keep other costs down at City Hall.
    I just nodded, then went down the row putting coins into every meter(whether expired or not) until I ran out of change from my pocket.
    She yelled that she was going to call a regular cop and get me arrested.
    I just nodded, unlocked my bicycle, got on, and was on my way.

  • At 7:21 PM, March 27, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    That is so sad that they get all pissy about stuff like that. I don't see what the legal ramifications would be for doing that. I can just see the charges in municipal court. "Mrs. DoF, you have been charged with random acts of kindness. How do you plead?"

    Guilty, your honor. Sue me.

    *shaking my head* Gees.

  • At 7:18 AM, March 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I just love they way public "servants" act.


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