It has been a day around here. And not a good one, if you get my drift.
Things started out just wonderfully this morning. Apparently, the boys had woken up EXTREMELY early and decided to see just how much trouble they could cause. I’m guessing that they decided to jump on Jace’s bed, because they somehow split the mattress. (It’s a plastic-covered toddler mattress.) Once they got it split, they decided to see just how much of the plastic cover they could pull off. They got quite a bit.
THEN, because that just wasn’t enough, they decided to empty out their art boxes and fill them with water. They took them into their room and soaked EVERYTHING. Because they had pulled most of the plastic cover off of Jace’s mattress, the inside soaked up the water like a sponge. It’s ruined, and we can’t afford to buy a new one, since Gene’s paycheck was $200 this week, and we HAD to put it toward a car payment that’s already late. SO glad he had to take time off while Parker and I were in the hospital.
Jace has been awful all day. He won’t obey, he pushes my buttons just to see how angry he can make me, and I am literally at my wits end. I know my mother would snicker and say that it’s just payback, but I really don’t know what to do with this child. Nothing works with him.
I put them both to bed immediately after dinner. I don’t know what else to do. They’re both in there, crying their eyes out, because Lucy is watching Krypto and they don’t get to. I’m hoping that maybe it will make them straighten up, but it doesn’t seem to be going that way.
Edited to add: 10 minutes later, I went into their room only to discover that Jace had sneaked into the bathroom and taken the lotion out of the windowsill. They had lotion EVERYWHERE. GRRRR!!!!!!!!!!
I just want to sit down and cry. I’m sorry to vent on here, but it’s my blog, and I’m entitled to a whiny post now and then. I just really don’t know how we’re going to get through this week. I am praying for sanity and guidance from God above, because I just can’t do this.