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Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Sun Also Rises...*

*in honor of my three year old who learned (from his precious cousin Francis) that waving your naked bum in the air is a form of dance.  to the moon!

and it has been raining here for the entire week, and I am OUT of ideas for how to get my lovechild six year old to decompress after school.  He has about an hour afterschool in which he is just lovely, chatty, eating snacky.. and then all goes to hell.  he's a tantrum-er, has been since he was a head-banging toddler. loud, mean, prone to throwing.  supah. if i drank, it would be heavily from 4-7 pm every night. every. night.  he's lost his portable video game thing forever, although he doesn't know that he isn't allowed it on school nights anyhow, and he gets a show if he doesn't tantrum before its time for one.... have i said, SUPAH?! and this is only the third night of school .   i understand his deep exhaustion, i do.  i just wish he would shut the hell up and get a job, already.
heh.
any ideas out there? if it weren't raining for all the heavens abursting, i would send him outside until it got dark.  really, i would. but it is... so what?
ideas?

2 comments:

Jen said...

Have you tried a daily bath? Maybe with some lavendar bubbles and a side of valium? Seriously, put crabby kids in water. It usually works? Just a thought. Plus he'll be extra clean......

wifemotherexpletive said...

Thanks J, will try... the rain stopped for thirty seconds yesterday so he got bike time and that made a world of difference. also, chicken noodle soup... I'm going to replicate the experience EXACTLY and see if it'll give us two whole days in a row of livable behavior... :) like lucky socks...