Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Summer is officially over, and we are back to "school" - also known as Kid's Day Out or Mother's Day Out round these parts.  I wish that I could say our morning to get there went smoothly, but alas, that is not the case at all.  Some of the badness actually started in the middle of the night with Lily screaming us awake from the other side of the house.  It is still a mystery what she was all bothered about, but it took a while to calm her down and definitely did not help towards a good night's rest in preparation for today.

This morning, as I was lying in bed not wanting to get out of it, I realized that I had bought all the school supplies but neglected to label them.  And, I needed to shower and wash my hair, since that hadn't been done in days.  Then, I thought about how I also wanted to take pictures today, since that seems to be the thing to do, so that at the end of the year, I can compare and see how much they have changed and grown.  All that to say, there was a lot that stood between me and getting out of the door.

To my great surprise, my difficulty this morning did not lie in getting the girls to take pictures.  Bella showed from the moment she woke up that she wanted things to be her way.  She tried to hit/bite/scratch me numerous times.  It was like trying to dress a wild beast, though she is about as subtle as a freight train, and I can usually spot her open mouth coming and avoid the bite.  She also threw herself to the ground screaming and banging her head on the floor/cabinet/door.  Here's a picture that sums it all up, from our actual car ride.


The picture time went pretty well - especially for Lily.


Bella still looks like there is a bit of attitude, like "What's up, Mom?  What are you going to do about all my tantruming?  Do you like it when I try to bite you?"


However, once we got there, Bella turned on the charm and apparently had a great morning, as usual.  Lily got to play with one of her best friends who is in her class the whole morning.  What a delightful year we have ahead of us!  Though, we need to figure out how to tame the Bella-Beast that came out this morning.  Being almost two is a rough gig.



Linds said...

if you figure out how to tame the almost two beast, please let me know. We have one here too, and it's about to drive me insane.