Monday, March 17, 2008

Visiting Bust

Operation Single parent was okay (and I get to do it again in April, what fun). Friday night Audrey decided that she would spend two hours coming out of her room. I tried everything to get her to stay in her room. At one point, I told her I was going to take away her pillow if she came out of her room, and ten minutes later she came out of her room carrying her pillow and said "Here, Mommy...". Nice. And by 4:00am, both girls were in bed with me. Ashley demanded that she sleep on my arm and Audrey slept with her feet in my face.

Saturday morning Audrey had a birthday party, and Ray was supposed to get in around 8:00am. He did not end up getting in until 11:00am, so he caught the very end of the party. He had been up since 4:30am as he had to get to the airport early, so between him and me, we were exhausted.

So it was a good thing that our friends never showed up. Their four year old had the stomach bug, so they were going to try and come on Sunday (they were supposed to come on Saturday) but ended up not coming at all. What sucked the most about it all? Ashley was so looking forward to it. I hate, really hate to see my kids feelings get hurt. And yes, I realize that it's part of life and part of growing up and blah blah blah, but it still SUCKS. When we told Ashley they weren't coming, she cried and said maybe they will come on Monday. And we had to tell her no, and then she argued with us that no, that they may come on Monday. She had so many plans for her friend. They were going to have a picnic lunch and watch High School Musical 2.

Saturday night it took all we had to get the kids to bed, that's how tired we were. And thankfully, everyone slept amazing that night. Audrey slept until 7:00am and Ashley slept until 8:30am. That NEVER happens. Ever.

12 comments:

Lori said...

sorry you had a tough weekend. hope you have a smooth Monday!

Kellie said...

Rough weekends suck--but, on the bright side? The girls slept good :)

Rachel said...

Poor Ashley. That's why I now wait to tell Kaylie and Haley anything like that. I hate having to tell them bad news!

I hope you have a good week!

SJ said...

Oh, I hate it when I tell my kiddos that such and such is going to happen, or that they are going to do something with a certain friend and then that person can't make it. True disappoitment for sure, I so know how you feel!

And that sucks that they didn't come :(

Hope you and Ray get that much needed rest that you need (and deserve). Maybe the key to the girls sleeping is just to WEAR THEM OUT!?

Much More Than A Mom said...

Sorry you had such a rough weekend. Is it bad that this makes me think "Thank God I'm not the only one?"

Pam said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough weekend! I hate when my kids are disappointed too--it hurts me to see them like that! Hope today was better.

bestfamily said...

Glad that the party was good. Sorry Ashley's friend couldn't make it though. Soooo glad ya got to sleep in a bit though.

A Box of Chocolates said...

I'm glad to hear things are calming down. I know what you mean about how bad it stinks when your kids feelings are hurt. You just want to make them happy! My little girl Zoe (3) is going through the whole not staying in her room to go to bed too. We put her down around 8 and some nights it is almost 11 before she is actually not coming in our room. It is exhausting and I feel your pain. I just keep telling myself that this too shall pass...right...I don't know any adult daughters who climb into their parents bed!!!
Mel

BoufMom9 said...

UGH! Sorry it was so rough! Thankfully they caught some sleep finally & gave you a break. :)
Poor Ashley! Breaks my heart that she was so sad about her friends not coming. :(

Kelly M said...

Sorry you had such a rough weekend...at least the girls let you guys sleep in yesterday! Hope you are all rested up!

frannie said...

sorry, but the part about the pillow was a little funny.


just a little.

my4kids said...

My girls always end up in bed with me when Kelly is away.
I had to laugh when you said she brought you her pillow though. Too funny.
Kenzie and Madison get so upset when things happen like a friend not coming still.