This weekend – LAWD. There are no words. I don’t know if there’s something in the air, or something in the water, or if it’s just because they didn’t act up too terribly last weekend when there was a full moon, but our kids were cray cray this weekend.
We started Friday evening out with a hair cut for Jacob, pizza for dinner, and a quick trip Dick’s Sporting Goods to get a basketball for Jacob (he’s starting tiny tot b’ball this week – hehe) and the kids were mostly behaved. We had a couple of minor meltdowns and one semi-big one that involved Jacob smacking Livi at the counter while they were awaiting their gelato at the restaurant, but other than that they did well.
However, when we got home all hell broke loose. They both kept smacking each other and stealing each other’s toys and just couldn’t get along for anything, so Brian and I called it a night (for them), and took them up for an early bedtime for a Friday night. Olivia was fine and happily got into her PJs and into the bed without any trouble, but Jacob had other plans.
He pretty much went off the charts cray cray and threw the mother of all tantrums. We couldn’t talk any sense into him whatsoever and he wouldn’t calm down for anything so we ended up spanking him (which we rarely do) and it didn’t do any good either (which it usually does) so we ended up leaving him in his room where he screamed for I don’t even know how long. Brian went up there after a little bit (because I was on the verge of having a tantrum of my own by then) and Jacob finally calmed down and passed out from the sheer exhaustion from the tantrum.
By then it was already close to 10 so B and I only had a chance to watch a couple of episodes of Fuller House (which I am loving, by the way) before we called it a night. I did sneak into Jacob’s room where I held his tiny hand and kissed his sweet little face a million times as he slept. I hate ending the night by yelling at him – it doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, it makes me so sad that I can barely sleep.
Saturday morning wasn’t much better – Jacob had another tantrum at breakfast and both kids pretty much acted like hooligans the whole time that Brian was at tennis. B came home to a peaceful house – Jacob working in his workbook, and Olivia painting, but that was about as peaceful as they had been all morning.
The rest of the day was pretty uneventful – I cleaned the house top to bottom, got the Valentine's decor put away (finally), the kids had naps and quiet time, and then we headed to church and dinner.
The kids were both a little rambunctious in church and there were a couple of times where I thought that Olivia was going to have a full on meltdown, but luckily she didn’t and we escaped unscathed. Dinner was pretty tame, and then it was home for bed for the kiddos.
Sunday was much better, thank goodness! We played and I got caught up on some paperwork while the kids napped, and then we ended the day with tons of playground time and fresh air followed by dinner with Pop and Cokie.
Since this is probably the least interesting post you'll read all day (if you're even still reading) I'll be back tomorrow with something a lot more interesting - it's Home Tour Tuesday, and I'll be sharing Jacob's room, so you can see where all of the tantrum action happens!
And if you just can't wait until then, here some other rooms to hold you over. ;o)
*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.