With the arrival of our new one coming up, you could say I've been a little distracted and stressed on occasion. I want everything to be ready and perfectly clean before our little guy gets here. Unfortunately, some days that means Kaden and Ellie get the brunt of my emotions, less than healthy meals and extra cartoon-watching while mom takes a rest. They are super cheerful kids though and have been super nice to their fat-n-lazy mom. For example, the other day I was battling with the credit card company over the auto-renew Costco membership charge on my cancelled card. As usual I was stuck in one of those never-ending conversations with the automated lady who kept asking me to repeat my response. The kids were eating lunch in the other room and kept yelling at me to come help them. When I would tell them to wait, the automated-lady would think I was talking to her, of course, and would send me in a circle of options. This happened like three times so I finally went into the kitchen and less than politely told the kids to wait until I was off the phone. After I finally got my issue resolved, I went back into the kitchen and apologized for getting upset. Ellie said just as cheerful as ever, "Oh that's OK! We just "X"ed you!" Which means they draw an imaginary "X" over me. They do this to things they don't like. Made me feel a bad, which was good. My cheerful kids deserve better on many occasions. Here they are taking a bubble bath tonight instead of mom. I figured they needed the stress relief more than I did. They're the best!
Only one more day alone with these two rascals! They are so excited for the baby... hopefully it lasts! Stay tuned for a baby post in a week or so!