Seriously, what did I do that pissed off the universe so much that it would give me today?? Taylor has been back and forth between smart ass and whiney butt ALL. DAY. LONG. Grady's cough is a bit better (less often and more productive but you can tell it hurts) but, lordy, I forgot how emotionally unstable he becomes on the oral steroids. It's like he's bipolar. One minute he's a maniac and laughing/playing and the next minute he's screaming/crying like his arm has been torn off.
Whoever put the spaghetti box back in the cabinet without closing the lid/sitting it up straight needs a swift kick in the rear because today when I went to pull it out the lovely sight of spaghetti spilling EVERY WHERE in my pantry was just what I did NOT need!!
Speaking of what I DID NOT NEED.....The kids and I headed to the Dollar Store today for a little treat. 1/4 of a block from the house Grady starts coughing. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER than to think he'd stop and we'd continue on. But, no, I keep driving. He throws up so we make a quick right turn to go back around the block to our house. On the way he throws up AGAIN. Sensitive stomachs beware.......I swear the kid looked like he barfed a whole container of cottage cheese (and he's never even eaten cottage cheese). I'm thinking that the oral steroid slows down his digestion and the two CIBs he drank this morning (begging for them) just didn't move through him well. So, instead of the Dollar Store, we spent the time doing laundry, cleaning out the car, taking apart the car seat (see below about that one), etc. Not an easy task with a almost 4 year old and a 16 month old on steroids who thinks the word NO is a challenge to just see how many more times he can do it.
Speaking of taking the car seat apart. I'd like to meet the moron who designed this thing! Obviously he doesn't have kids and has never had to take the cover off of one to wash cottage cheese chunk like puke off of it! 8 screws on the back just so I can take the darn straps out and then take the cover off!! Then the cover says to wash it on delicate. Yeah, delicate is going to get the chunks and smell off. Oh, and you are only supposed to dry it on low heat for 10-15 minutes. Sure, it was dry by that point (NOT!) Thank goodness it was a sunny day! I had to pour hot vinegar water in every little crevice of that darn car seat to get the chunks out. Then it sat in the sun with Resolve sprayed on the straps in hopes of getting the smell out. I had to lay the cover out on the deck for it to finish drying in the sun (shhhh, don't tell, I ended up putting it back in the dryer on a higher setting and longer time later!!)
Grady only took an hour nap as compared to his usual 1 1/2 - 2 hour nap. We did finally make it to the Dollar Store where Taylor thought running around and touching everything was a good idea.
Thank goodness they are in bed now and I'm relaxing with a large sweet tea from McDs to help calm me! Now, can I get a good night sleep with no interruptions? Well, when I told Taylor that I hoped she wasn't awake during the night to pee (since she wakes me to take her) she said, "Uh, excuse me, but I drank a lot of milk today so I will probably need to pee." Uh, okay. Two cute things Taylor said today though....."Mom, just what do you expect me to DO with that bag???" (talking about the poopy diaper bag I had tossed in the hallway to take to the garage after getting Grady down) and then "I know JUST how you feel!" (when I said I was stressed out)