Meagan Musing: Today

Meagan Musing



Today was one of those days where I wanted to go back to bed almost as soon as it started.

Andrew woke us up at 6AM with a wet bed (because he'd taken off his pj's and his diaper!?!) and he never went back to sleep. He'd gone to bed late last night and really needed to sleep longer than he did. He started whining pretty much from the moment he opened his eyes.

And then it was NO NO NO all day long.

I keep wondering if I'm doing this parenting thing's so hard. But it's supposed to be, right? Am I being too hard on him? He's only 2 and a 1/2. Do I expect too much?

But the open defiance and laughing when he does what he knows he's not supposed to do? I know that's wrong.

But he's so sweet about so many things. He's really a great kid most of the time so do I let some of it slide?


We finally made it to our make-up swimming lesson this afternoon and Caroline had a massive blowout diaper all the way up her back. It was the worst yet.

And guess who didn't have a clean diaper in the bag? Much less a change of clothes. Poor baby. I've said it many, many times over the last two months: I'm so thankful she's a happy, easy going little girl.

Andrew takes up so much of my mom I giving her enough?

And the Rangers lost the World Series tonight so I'm sports sad on top of everything else.

But the good news today?

- The weather was beautiful! I couldn't have asked for anything better.

- Tomorrow night Brian and I are going out without children for the first time since Caroline was born. Our 7 year anniversary is on Sunday. I'm so excited!

Well, I thought I'd come up with a third, but, hmmm....


- My new iPhone arrived this week! I upgraded from the 3S to the 4S and it's awesome. I really wanted it for the camera and I'm loving it already.

Here are some photos from the last two weeks. Some are the 3S and some are the 4S. I can tell the difference for sure. The 4S is so less grainy and much sharper.


Caroline in pink - I'm in red. :)

WEB_AndrewQuad copy 2

See? He keeps us entertained!


Finally cool enough for coffee...

I know I'll look back at this day soon and think it really wasn't that bad, but for now...ooof.

life rearranged

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  • I just want to reach through the computer and give you a hug. I have lot of days like that with my 2 year old. I think every mom is their own worst critic. This parenting thing certainly is hard but at the end of the day our kids are safe, happy and healthy and that brings me joy.

    By Blogger Misty, At October 29, 2011 at 12:25:00 AM CDT  

  • You're right! The parenting thing is hard, but I'm sure you are doing a great job! I remember those days even though it's been a long time since J&J were 2 1/2 yrs. Sometimes boys are just like that! It's that boy energy thing.

    Happy anniversary. You and Brian enjoy your night out!

    By Anonymous Mary Ann, At October 29, 2011 at 12:40:00 AM CDT  

  • I wanted to cray throughout your entire post, for different reasons. First, because we are exactly where you are at with Andrew with E...I have those same feelings on a daily basis. Then, of course, because of your adorable kids. Babies make me so emotional these days. And finally, because I'm jealous of your iPhone. Lol. Eli just went outside in his pjs...better go grab him.

    By Blogger Megan Hemphill, At October 29, 2011 at 8:13:00 AM CDT  

  • Those days are so hard. I am with you on the 2 and 1/2 year old issues being defiant! I actually had a conference with the pediatrician this week. I called to ask some questions and he just told me to come in. Haha. Hope things are better today!

    By Blogger kmtrent, At October 29, 2011 at 2:49:00 PM CDT  

  • It is really hard! that's for sure. 2.5 is a hard age!! I have alot of these days and I doubt myself over and over again but it is truly a learning process!

    Caroline's faces have to be the best ever : ) Enjoy your date!

    By Blogger Colleen, At October 29, 2011 at 5:34:00 PM CDT  

  • Don't be too hard on yourself! You have a lot to juggle with a two and a half year old and a newborn. The testing and defiant stuff doesn't go away till close to 5, sorry to say. It took me a good year or two to really learn to pick my battles with Max. I expected FAR too much of him at 2 and 3 and 4...far too much. Every day is a different day with kids this age; one day they are great, the next - whiney, defiant, talking back. You'll survive it...I know some days it doesn't feel like it, but you will. In the meantime, here is a BIG OL' {HUG} for you, friend! xoxo - A

    By Blogger Andrea, At October 29, 2011 at 5:57:00 PM CDT  

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    By Blogger Asor Corrales, At November 8, 2011 at 4:38:00 PM CST  

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