Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'm a Sub Par Wife

Ryan found this Marital Chart online the other day from 1939. Yeahhhhh, my rating is -4. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Dr. George W. Crane. What is your rating???

I'm apparently a sub-par mother as well. Yesterday, was a fiasco. Both girls decided to be huge pains in my ass. Q woke up sobbing Sunday night. In the morning, she was a crab-ass and whiny and teary and wanted to wear "soft pants" (vs. jeans) and wanted her paci (which she only gets at night) and didn't want to go to daycare and sobbed hysterically when I dropped her off. It's only the third time ever since she was 3 months old that she cried when I dropped her off. How do you stay-at-home moms with multiple kids do it? I suck.

As for V, she would NOT go back to sleep after her middle-of-the night feedings. I got 3 hours of sleep, and the whole "sleep while she sleeps" thing during the day? Yeah, she wouldn't let me put her down all day long. I called Ryan at work crying from exhaustion and frustration. I think she was trying to release her fudgy hostages, so we gave her some Mylicon last night, and she slept like a champ. Today was much better! So after dropping Q off, I got some coffee and did some errands. V slept the whole time. Whoo hoo!

Got some craftin' in today. Finished up this photo album for my mom to put Vivian pics in. May make some more for the shop from the leftover fabric. Or maybe some hair clippettes. We'll see. That may be too ambitious.



Hope your week is going well! xo

9 comments:

Sondra said...

Uh oh - sorry to hear you had a rough couple of days! At least it's looking up. You know girls will be girls!!! And sub par? I'm figuring if you're sub par I probably don't even rate!! Love how the book turned out!!

sweetjessie said...

I am a failure as a wife. Hey, at least I'm jolly and gay!

Naomi said...

Caffeine during the day, sleeping pills at night! That's how I did it with the two little ones. This time around I don't know what the hell I'm going to do! Martini hour perhaps... hehe...

xxoo

www.littkelovelies.typepad.com said...

Oh I am definitely sub par. Good thing they didnt have "screams in frustration at children regularly" in the demerits section. I think I may have to re-do that little list.

Hang in there. I'll be joining you on the (more)sleepless nights all too soon! I have two now and I'm really not sure how I am going to hang when we are officially outnumbered as parents...I'll be -100,000,000 on that chart.

Claire

Sarah and Jack said...

Your photo album is wonderful!

I am sure that Q is adjusting to life with a sister. It's bound to make for some rough roads.

And newborns, well, I will just say I do not miss the exhaustion. I hope you get some rest tonight.

IamSusie said...

That chart is hilarious, but there really isn't any way to get a score over about 25, so the mysogynist, Dr. Crane has made us all sub-par.

Cristin said...

Ok. I had way more demerits than merits... complete and utter failure as wife and mother... I might as well hit the crack pipe..

Funny...I have a child who also insists on soft pants... he'll only wear fleecy or sweat pant material....

Karen said...

Now you know why I stayed home after the second one, lol!!

tammyCA said...

I haven't been here in awhile so....a big congratulations on your new daughter! I have 2 "youngins" and it is a huge challenge, esp. when they have challenging natures. Cute fabric on the book.