I awoke this morning with such a feeling of total blessedness, that I couldn’t help but be extra genki. I spun and twirled around the second floor of our townhouse, brandishing a toilet bowl brush, wiping down counter tops, throwing laundry in the wash and dryer.
Vince woke up and was in such a deliciously cheerful mood, that I instantly determined that this was, indeed, a blessed day.
He chattered happily away to himself and the dog while up on our big bed, as Edward somehow slept the morning away. How he slept through the never-ending stream of chatter, dog barks, flushing toilets, bouncing, poking, painful hugs, I have no idea. (I think he was faking it, hoping we’d leave…. Ha! Nice try! No sleeping in in our house mister!)
I blessedly went to the gym and blessedly sweated. The boys blessedly went swimming. Vince practiced plugging his nose and squeezing his eyes tight shut and dunking his little chunky face in the pool.
And then, Vince and I blessedly drove to my most favorite of all places to shop…. World Market. And while I shopped, Vince blessedly played Angry Birds on my phone to his heart’s content.
I mean really. Could this day get any better?
And the answer is no. Nope. Mostly because that small person that I was driving around with decided that they hated everything and then some.
Pausing for a quick run in to Home Depot, the following conversation ensued. I really need to remember that he is 3 and not a teenager.
“Mummy, I’m just going to stay in the car”.
“No honey, you’ve got to come into Home Depot with me, it’s too hot for you to stay in the car”.
“No it isn’t”.
“Yes it is”
“No it isn’t. The air is on”.
“Honey, I have to turn the air off when the car stops”.
“No you don’t”.
“Yes I do”.
etc etc etc. Isn’t it just painful to read? It was painful to experience. I didn’t let it destroy my bliss. And I didn’t scream into a paper bag, so all in all I was proud of my self-control.
Somehow, for the remains of the day, I managed to hold on to my bliss. And there were many many many things that attempted to destroy it.
And then, the most blessed of all blessed events took place. (Nope, not me caulking my shower, although that also took place this evening).
My child went to bed, mostly lured there with promises of ice cream the following day if he went to sleep instantly.
Oh bliss. The blessedly blissfulness of a quiet home, a tasty dinner and that wonderful feeling of tiredness that comes after an over-productive day….
Night oh most blessed of all blessed readers…
3 responses to “Oh blessedness, I love and hate you…”
Don’t be in too big a hurry to go from three to teen!
Enjoy the “moment”…!
And…believe it, or not…know…you actually ARE in control!
I’m having a whole, big Deja-vu…huge smile on my face!!
Love it. I can so relate to the “argument”… just how is it that we end up in “those” conversations with our preschoolers? Honestly. I’ve tried saying, “Honey, don’t argue with me” (meanwhile, she no idea what the word “argue” even means) only to get back in reply, “I’m not, you are.” …. b.r.e.a.t.h.e.
Lol! Let me know when you figure out how we always end up in these awful roundabout, neverending awful conversations… I need some tips!