Kids are so demanding.
He woke up at 11 the night before and was up off and on all night. I was annoyed.
I do not enjoy getting up every hour or so to talk to my kids about how their fingertips feel weird or how they think they saw something move in their closet. Not cool.
Around 5 though he walked into our room again and I instructed him to grab a blanket and lay on the floor with the throw pillows, no one was talking to him until at least 6:30. Harsh, but necessary to a healthy kid.
Five minutes later he puked all over the throw pillows. He totally schooled me.
Ohhhhhhh, so you aren't just trying to annoy me?
I always feel so badly when Cole throws up because it terrifies him.
I also feel badly because it's really gross and I have to find effective, non-gagging methods to clean it up while Stella raids my jewelry box and scatters crackers through the house.
This went on until 5:00 when he finally crashed on the couch like this.
He's all better now though and life is moving forward.
See how cute he is climbing trees with his sister?
In fact, I decided we could leave the house today. We hadn't gone anywhere for a few days and it was time.
We went to the gym where a woman in front of me was in full makeup and using a mat with pictures of leopards growling all over it. I love her.
Those are the things I miss while I am trapped in the house with a sick kid.
After the gym I started to drive to Target for a birthday gift when I remembered...I am two weeks off the Target.
I banned myself from going. It's been such a part of my life for so long though that I immediately go there when I need something, Target's in my bones.
I am challenging myself to financial reform though because I think I might be happier if I stop spending $150 a week on the things Target convinces me I need.
I also think that it might help since we totally can not afford $150 a week at Target.
It also would be really fun to just have $150 extra every month to support my habit. Should I get a job so I can shop at Target? It sounds totally reasonable when I put it like that, but I probably should just stick to my Target ban.
It's difficult though. I miss Target.
I miss the Starbucks that greets me when I walk in the door. I miss the simple entertainment of walking through the aisles. I miss the sturdy, never jacked up carts, and I miss that drug they pump through the vents telling me to buy stuff and be happy. I'm having Target withdrawal.
My lack of Target trips is creating a lull in our entertainment because I also am trying to avoid going anywhere other than the gym, grocery and home...with a periodic playground attempt if the temperature is below 90.
See how happy they are to be there?
This is why we don't go to the playground often, it always ends in someone feeling sad. Sometimes it's the kids, often it's me.
I feel overwhelmed with purchasing wants when I run errands so I'm just not running them. I have so much self control!
What online shopping? Etsy does not count as purchasing anything. That's charity for the poor artists that are making things so they can feed their starving children. I'm just being a good citizen of the world with that.
Online Target? I don't know what you are talking about...I'm ignoring this.
I think Stella is a little bored. This is what I found her doing while I was cleaning the shower.
If you come over to my house and I try to serve you iced tea you should probably decline since there is a good chance the tea bag was rubbed all over my dirty kitchen floor, which may or may not have had throw up on it recently.
And we know I'm not going to Target to get any new tea.
At least Cole is healthy and we are back to functioning in the real world!
Who am I kidding? I miss Target.