Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Mostly what I love the most is when Israel is incredibly cranky the entire forenoon because he has a cold and is teething and snotty and is muddling in the generalized irritation of a 18 month old who knows what he wants but is either physically incapable of reaching it or verbally incapable of communicating his desires, leading to lots of screaming and thrashing about on the ground in sheer frustration. And then what’s really great is when he only naps for one measly pathetic little hour instead of his normal 2 ½ or 3 for some unknown reason, virtually guaranteeing his continued crabbiness of for the looonng, loooong stretch of day remaining. Long stretch. Very long. And then what’s even better is when he poops multiple times of top of that. Love it. LOOOVE it.

Anybody want to come take over here and share in the generalized delight?


Sandy said...

Oh, my, this post brought instant empathy and generalized memory - those loooong days when it seemed the most logical response was to just cry or have a frustrated screaming session right along with the kids.

Carrie, I love your applied humor, expressed gratitude and joy in life, and really appreciate you sharing your family and your outlook with us.

Carrie said...

Thanks for such a nice comment, Sandy!! I always love it when people tell me they enjoy my blog. It's also nice to know I am not floundering alone in the at times maddening episodes of child rearing.

Elaine said...

Oh, it's such a relief to know I'm not alone in the toddler crankiness department. Those molars take FOREVER to come through. We have had teething crankiness for at least a month here.

heidi rhodes said...

oh my lands carrie this is us the past couple of days!! so glad to hear im not in this alone. will it ever endd??