Anybody else’s kids act a fool in the few days leading up to a full moon? Anybody? ANYBODY?!?! Somebody please tell me that we’re not alone! Seriously, hubs and I can always tell when a full moon is coming because our kids go berserk – they are extra whiny, they misbehave, and they awaken a lot during the night. It always seems to happen during the 4-5 days leading up to a full moon, and then on the night of the actual full moon, they sleep like little angels. Just plain bizarre.
This weekend was no exception. It was pure chaos. And the impending full moon seems to have affected not only the kids this time, but myself and the hubby (he’ll probably tell you it didn’t affect him, but I think it did, just a smidge) as well. This weekend was filled with tantrums (mostly) from the kids, DIY projects gone
horribly wrong, and lots of frustrations. And when the tantrums weren’t in full effect,
incessant whining filled its place.
Poor Olivia is getting five teeth right now – FIVE – so she had a good excuse. We tried to keep her comfortable by rotating Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen all weekend, but she still awoke numerous times each night and whined all the live long day. Poor girl. Teething is the devil.
Jacob was actually pretty good this weekend. He was a bit whinier and a little more emotional, and he awoke during the night a couple of times, but overall, his behavior seemed to be more different than bad. Saturday and Sunday he asked if he could just have quiet time in his room instead of a nap, and both days, within fifteen minutes of his quiet time, we found him passed out in his bed, light still on, (and shoes still on one of the days), surrounded by his babies, a few books, and of course, his cars and trucks. He has never done that in his entire life. When he says he wants to skip his nap, if we let him, he skips his nap. Most of the time we are paying for it by 6 PM, but that’s another story for another day. Never has this boy just crawled into bed and given in to his exhaustion. Never. And he did it twice this weekend.
In between tantrums, weird napping habits, and disasters (just kidding… this weekend wasn’t that bad) we did manage to squeeze in some goodness. Jacob got a haircut Friday evening, we had some good eats (and drinks) at Buffalo Wild Wings and our favorite local BBQ restaurant, we went to church and the kids actually chose that hour to act like there was not a full moon approaching, we binge-watched several more episodes of Parenthood, we had some good snuggle time in our bed with the kids on Saturday and Sunday morning, we had some fun at the playground Sunday afternoon, and despite the DIY disaster, I got several projects accomplished, as well as some cleaning done.
|Duck-facing all day, erry day|
|Kinetic Sand concentration face|
|Olivia and my grandmother leaving church|
|First time going down the slide all by herself!|
So I guess all in all this weekend wasn’t that bad... maybe just half bad? It definitely wasn’t ideal, though.
However, today is another day, the sun is shining, and we all woke up healthy, so there’s that! When I have bad days I try to remember that there are many other people out there who have it so much worse, and that usually puts everything in perspective for me. I have so much to be thankful for, and I am truly thankful for those blessings every day. Even on the bad days. Even on the pre-full moon days.
And if tonight is bad again, at least I can curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and watch The Bachelorette. The people on there are such train wrecks that they can make anyone feel better about themselves… I kid, I kid… But no, really. ;o)
Anyway, here’s to a better (and short) work week and a happy, happy long upcoming weekend!