April 8th, 2014

cuteangst

Whine, whine, whine

Oh man, I think we might make it. The last couple of days have been more stressful than they should have been, by which I mean stuff happened that stressed us out--not because it was inordinately stressful, but because we have bad attitudes. (You have to say "bad attitude" with a bad attitude.) What it all boils down to is...well, because we have bad attitudes, we like to say it boils down to the fact that we hate kids, but the truth is we're selfish and want to spend all our time playing video games that small children would find exceedingly boring (even if they were old enough to read fluently, these games are not in English).

So we've been babysitting. We're always happy to help out, and we never want our friends to feel like they shouldn't ask us for help, but right now we feel like whining. The little girl locked everyone out of the bathroom. I had to use an old Fresh & Easy friends card to pry the door open. Timeout was not an easy experience. ...Okay, it was kind of easy once I got the bathroom door open and was able to shut her in there so I didn't have to keep putting her back in the timeout spot (something that became a fun game to her). She cried really hard in an attempt to get me to let her out, but it didn't faze me too much (she almost got me when she said she hurt her finger, but I figured she could deal with the pain for another two minutes; I'm heartless like that (there was no finger injury, anyway)). After that, she was really good, though. And now I can attest to the fact that a stern timeout will not traumatize a child.

Okay, I think I'm done whining now. It's looking like we'll have plenty of time to play video games today after all, so I really don't have much to complain about. Except that we should probably do laundry today, blah.

But anyway, Collapse )

Today I'm thankful for the little girl learning not to lock doors (she started to lock a door later, and I said, "No, don't lock that," and she was good the rest of the day), having chocolate chips for an emergency sugar fix, Loki's super adorable endings, finishing our work pretty quickly, and Loki's song.