Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Ways my Child is Like my Cat

Being that Brynlee is my first child, all of her behaviors are new to me. I'm not sure if these are behaviors all kids exhibit at some point or if I'm just lucky. But as we muddle through the beginning of what will probably be the hardest summer to date I can't help but draw a few parallels between my child and my cat

1.  Underfoot, always. I swear Brynlee/ Mitzie will anticipate what room I'm going into and purposely run into it in front of me. Why? Why I ask? It's like that irritating person in the aisle at the grocery store going painstakingly slow. They are taking up the whole walk way and you are stuck behind them.

2. Chair thief. If Brynlee sees me going to sit down somewhere, she will dart into the chair before me, on purpose.

3. It seems like basic functions ( like getting her own snack) or using the bathroom properly have evaded her.

4. The idea of pesonal space is nill. If I do actually make it to my seat before she tries to steal it, she will wedge her little body right in next to me. I have to lock the door behind be if I want to go to the bathroom alone. I can't even walk into my closet  without company from kid or cat.

I know, I know. These are all desperate attempts to get attention ( i'm irritated, not stupid). But I'm not sure I have that much more attention to give. I'd like to put myself in a hamster ball, just to get a few feet of space.

In case you hadn't guessed this day has been a bit rough. It could be the golf ball sized hole I found in my new favorite throw blanket at the hands of the 4 year old captain destructor. Or maybe it's the baby vomit that I got to clean up from the swing, and several other places. Or possibly it's the neighborhood trip to the river that I wasn't invited to. In their defense I never could have gone. Where are you supposed to put a 3 month old while you are floating down a river all day? Insert point about this shaping up to be one tough summer. Let's not mention the girls night that I put together tonight that I'm not longer attending.

In short this day sucked. At least in 2 more hours I get to turn my AC back on and it won't be 85 degrees in my house anymore. Ah the woes of a stay at home Mom.


Audrey Spence said...

Why the heck is your a/c off? If its something from the power company telling you you'll save money its a lie. Your a/c will run longer to try to meet temp again. You're better off just setting it warmer. Our power company up here has a program where they put this thing on your unit and it shuts it off during peak hours but then when the unit comes on it has to run for x amount of hours to meet temp again. We had one on our house and it was one of the first things I fought to get rid of quick. If you're concerned about energy bills a lot could depend on the age of your equipment. If you get tuneups on your units it could help. If you're equipment is 15 yrs+ it just might not be as efficient. Ours is builders grade crap and I can't wait to be able to afford something that won't cost an arm and a leg to run! If you ever have any questions about heating and air stuff I can totally help you out! :)

Brother said...

Ahah! Sounds like fun, living with them! Beautifull children you got there! All the best!