Sunday, August 9, 2009

I should get paid for this!

Because I'm no longer a mom... I'm a referee.
The boys are having a bit of hard time getting used to each other. Don't get me wrong, it could be WAY worse and I'm thankful for how well this whole adjustment is going. But still. (Note those are two crying boys on daddy's lap, not laughing boys!)

Pretty much if Turner and Quinn are near each other they are sizing each other up and vying for top dog position. Human nature I suppose, but just weird here in this house!
One thing that remains consistent... Olivia is a princess. My little princess starts school one month from yesterday and with all the other transition in my life, I just might have an emotional breakdown come September 8th. Isn't that the cutest outfit? I found it in China and just HAD to get it. Nothing said Olivia in China like this outfit.
We did our first family outing to Target today. I have to say, if I saw our family there, I would have totally judged us. (I am that shallow.)
At one point all three of the kids were running around like maniacs, screaming, laughing and then rolling on the ground. Seriously, I've never let my kids behave like that in a store, but honestly, they were having so much fun together (like I have yet to see since Quinn has joined us) I just didn't have it in me to break it up.

Then I did another personal first, fed my kids lunch at Target. (Not that I have anything against a lunch from Target, per say. And I'm certainly not one of those health food moms... its just territory we have not ventured.) Well, after a lunch Mr. Goodbody would have congratulated me on (chicken fingers and popcorn) we piled back in the minivan and headed home for nap time where Turner proceeded to scream at a sleeping Quinn from his crib for 45 minutes. Hey T-bone, it only teaches the new guy a lesson if he's actually awake to hear it!
So, all in all, our lives have been turned upside down. We've turned into THAT family and really, I don't care. We're in survival mode. If I'm still feeding my kids a diet of popcorn and cookies a month from now, send in the reinforcements!


emme said...

you are doing great elizabeth! hang in there. do what ever it takes to survive for now and it will get easier later, or maybe you'll just get used to it....whatever. you are outnumbered and have a new baby to adjust to, plus, he's in culture shock right? prayin for ya! missed you at csu!

Mommin' It Up! said...

Can't wait to see you all!! And my kids have eaten lunch at Target a *cough*few*cough* times!

Colleen said...

My Target has Pizza Hut, so yeah, we've eaten there many a time! And I think you were totally justified in letting your kids wreak havoc in Target. They were having fun and not hurting anyone, right? I only judge the parents who continue to shop at their leisure while their child(ren) is (are) having a temper tantrum. Love the pics, even the crying boys...kind of funny that Daddy is laughing!