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Monday, August 04, 2008

Is it Tuesday Yet?

I don’t like to whine, ‘cause with McHotty’s schedule we have it pretty good. But. It’s not pretty when he has to work every fucking holiday Monday of the summer. And it doesn’t help that Cakes has decided she’s done with naps. I didn’t realize how much I depended on her naps until I lost them. A holiday Monday in the city, with no one at the park, and a toddler up at the crack of dawn is just painful. She has inherited my temper, and today we did not get along one bit. It’s only 6:15 and I just put her to bed because I can’t stand her for another second. The saddest part? She went willingly, because she is sick of me today too.

So now, I’m going to make myself a stiff cocktail, and try to salvage this never-ending day with an advance copy of the new Nino Ricci. And I’ll try to stop thinking about taking up smoking again. Seriously, I’m this close to bumming one from my neighbour.

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18 Comments:

Blogger Mouse said...

We've had plenty of nights where we keep looking at the clock and wondering, "Is it too early to put him to bed?" Can't blame you one bit, especially with the no-nap thing. I miss naps. Still.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Lisa b said...

oh Nino.
i was thisclose to him once at an event.
he is smouldering.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

agh! Does not sound like fun. Enjoy the cocktail and book! ;)

7:50 PM  
Blogger cinnamon gurl said...

Don't do it! I've had those moments too, just dying for a smoke. But it's never as good as you think it will be.

Hope your evening improves!

(And I'm SO envious that you can just put your kid to bed and not see her again. Putting my kid to bed requires strength and perseverance... things that are often not in high quantities at the end of a shitty day.)

8:02 PM  
Blogger Mamalooper said...

Those days with no nap plus no playdates are looooonnnngggggg. Esp. with a 3 year old or thereabouts.

The girl wouldn't go down early either BUT my fallback is going for a walk together around the neighbourhood.

8:07 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

ugh. I remember all too well.

Listen hon, why the hell didn't you call us and hang for awhile?

8:45 PM  
Blogger daysgoby said...

Oh yeeeaaaaahhhhhh...there are some days when just the scent of a cigarette can set me off...

Oh course, my bratty (love her to death, but there are few words beside brat that fit her today) daughter's HOWLING all day makes me want to run screaming into the night.

Enjoy the quiet (and the book!)

9:41 PM  
Blogger jen said...

losing naps was a major heartache. entirely.

10:17 PM  
Blogger nomotherearth said...

I honestly don't know what I'll do without naps.

Go crazy, methinks.

10:50 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

We haven't had naps for a while, and it is soooo sad. We do still have quiet time, which involves her playing in her room quietly, but it means I can't take my own nap. Still, it's a break for both of us, and some days, that's enough. Not every day, but some. Some days are jsut too long for that to be enough - sounds like you had one of those. Go have that cocktail, girl.

2:27 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

When we are at the hospital with KayTar (or something else of that magnitude) and I walk by someone with a smoke...dude, I just want to snatch it from their hand. But I don't.

I second KP's suggestion of quiet time, even if no sleeping happens. I think I need it more than they do.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Denguy said...

Dude, chillax, you're dissing the chizzam.

11:35 AM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

I hate days like that.

Today will be better.

1:01 PM  
Blogger b*babbler said...

Ooh - rough day. We're always around also. It's not that long a drive down, and I'm always up for killing time with good friends.

Hope today is going better. Or that the drinks are stronger. Whichever.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Sounds like we both had the same kind of day. They are NO fun.

I hope that today is better.

And I second (third?) the notion of "quiet time". It's still a work in progress over here, but it is helpful when there is no nap to be had and Mummy's at the end of her rope. I also like to hide in the kitchen and eat a treat that I DON'T share with them.

It's the little things.

1:38 PM  
OpenID ourlittlefunnybunny said...

We're on 10 days of no naps...it sucks majorly...only bonus is early bedtime; most of the time.

9:08 PM  
Blogger kgirl said...

I haven't had days quite as bad as this one (yet), but I've said it before, and I'll say it again - three may just be the death of me.

Hope you are happily ensconced back in the nice, quiet working world by now ;)

9:14 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Dude. SO HEAR YOU. HBF has been working ALL SUMMER. AM SO SICK OF IT.

It sucks, large. Hang in there.

11:16 PM  

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