Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Nothing to report

I'm not sure why I even opened my laptop just now. There's absolutely nothing to report. It's been a dull day so far. I tried my best to get moving early, but it was 10:30am before I got out the door to run errands and hit the pool. It's gotten soooo difficult to get ready for an outing with a toddler. A friend of mine once compared it to herding kittens. As I'm dressing or packing the toddler's bag, she is usually somewhere in the next room making a big mess. AAHH!!!

So anyway, we did get out of the house. Glynis is in need of a floatation device. Does anyone have any recommendations? We've bought her arm floats and today I got her a little shirt type thing, but neither can keep her head out of water. And she just won't stay in last year's float. I'm thinking that the best option is a full life jacket for toddlers, but I can't find one!! Went to several stores already.

So back to my null report. We did make it to the pool, but the clouds covered the sun and we could only bare about 45 minutes before the kids started shivering. Of course, my 11 year old noticed that I wasn't shivering and noted that it must be because I've got "plenty of meat on my bones" to keep me warm.

My two teenagers have gone to the beach with friends today. Have I told you guys how much fun teenagers are? I think I'm overdue for another teen parenting post. I'll get one started right away, but for now, here's my little rant...

When my oldest turned 17 years old the other week, he became a different person overnight. I kind of saw it coming, but now it is full blown. He doesn't want anything to do with me in public. It's like I'm the swine flu or something.

So here I am dealing with this little independent toddler and now this big independent teenager. They both think they don't need me!! I'm so happy to still have my in-between children. I can't take all the rejection. My in-between children still enjoy my company and are happy to let me do things for them. ;)

Ok, that's it for my Wednesday rambling. I don't even know why I wrote anything. This is just one of those therapy posts. It's better than banging my head on the wall, right?!!

Hope you have a great hump day!


Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

I love the speedo life jackets for kids. They are the only thing that worked for my little guy.

Sarah said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog!

And good luck with your kids in this "distancing" life stage. I bet that's hard!

Sue said...

Bless your heart! I know for one of my sister's that "what happened to my sweet child" syndrome happened at 15 and it's still going on at 20 :-( I hope your's is just a blip!