The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Heaven Help Me.

Well, today was day #1 of the 2010 summer season.  Actually, it was just day # 1/2, since Stomper actually had school until noon today.  Sigh.  I've been reading all you people's blogs about Yay Yay Summer is HERE! and I am feeling more like I want to go fetal and crawl under the bed for the next 12 weeks. 

Let me ask you this.  I'm a nice person, right?  Right?  So how come my kids fight so much?  Troy and I are not fighters at all - blah blah let's not get into this.  I'll just say that the kids had a rough day.  Lots of crying.  Bundle is sick and miserable and wouldn't sleep all day.  She insisted on walking around like usual but was weaving like a drunkard and kept falling down and injuring herself.  I think Stomper was thrown off by the end of school - maybe I don't realize how sensitive he is to change - but he was just a stinker today!  Luckily the kids pulled themselves together by this evening for our school's annual last-day-of-school Family Fun Carnival and they had a great time.

There was a super terrific face painter on hand.  Observe:

(It should be noted that the artist did not add the blue lips - that was Bitty's snow cone color of choice.) Pretty terrific, though, don't you think?  I couldn't bear to have them so excited for their face paint and then just wash it right off so I let them sleep in it.  Am I a bad mom?  The paint isn't smeary or greasy - it's dry to the touch so we'll see how it holds up over night.

Well, I guess I'm posting this entry in hopes that you'll send out your prayers and wishes for us because if the rest of summer is like today was I'm putting the kids in summer school.  I should give them a break really, and myself too.  Transition days are hard.  I kind of love how sad Stomper got when we talked about him missing school.  He really did love his teacher, and I'm sorry to say that I don't think that I ever got one photo of them together.  Maybe we can pop in there next year for a quick shot.

Good night.  I'm going to bed so we can try again tomorrow.


Windybrook Spinner said...

I am so there! I always know when C is home from school because Peep starts crying. He's so energetic and she eggs him on like crazy and then cries because she gets hurt. At least I only have six weeks and one of those weeks they'll be with their grandparents, but still. It's going to be a long summer. I am going to have to work really hard to keep them busy without just sticking them in front of the tv all day. Then there's Tater's mood swings, but I won't go there. =) Happy Summer! Maybe we can get together sometime for an outing?

Whit said...

You're freakin me out! We have two more days till D-day!!! Wish you could send Chase out to keep Smith busy....Good luck to us all!

bella said...

your kids fight to give you and troy a firm testimony that it is wrong to fight. they just want to make sure you two continue on your personal peace paths! :)

and you are actually the coolest mom EVER to let the kids sleep in the face paint! you rule!!!

Michelle said...

I used to feel like a bad mom because I wasn't thrilled to have my kids 24/7 for three whole months. This year I was just relieved to be done with homework, which seems to grow exponentially with each year. I'm sure I'll be just as excited to have school start again in the fall.

Melissa said...

Ah, the fighting. Such an integral part of summer fun. I think you just need a bigger house so everyone can go to their own space - far, far away from each other. Good luck with everything!