9/22/08

Where did I put those red sparkly shoes?

We had fun Memaw! On her last day here we visited the Eiffel Tour and had a picnic Paris style.

But sadly, we had to take her to the airport.

Pretty, tried to dry my tears by taking us out for the day, seeing as we had a car. It was a beautiful day in Paris so we headed out to Ferme de Gally. This is a farm where you can pick all your own produce...amazing. Fresh air, open space and no stroller hockey is a good thing for a woman.






I'm rethinking the stroller in Paris and now I think I would like to trade it in for one of these.So, we are back to life as normal. Which is not so normal, but it is ours for a while. When we moved here everyone said that around six months you would hit a wall. To which I silently said, "No not me".
Well folks here is the wall and I'm smack dab in the middle of it.
I got the feeling they were trying to cover something up...
This was the building across the street and it just struck me as funny. Any who, I feel more like the "boobs" for all to see rather than the modest statues trying to cover up.
This little guy brought me to tears today and I can officially say I have hit the wall (complete with bare bottoms and half covered breasts).
He looks sweet enough (and on most days he is), but today he reduced me to tears in the middle of our garage. Lately, he refuses to get in the stroller and today was no different except that there was no back up to help actually get him in the stroller and I had just gotten off a completely frustrating 45 minute call with Dell (case number, what case? We have no case number for you.)...death to Dell! A woman can only handle so much.
So what did I do whilst my son was barefoot, holding on to the handle of a car that was not ours screaming?
First I called Pretty just to let him know how miserable I was. Why? I'm not sure, I just felt that he should go down with me. Sorry. Second I called Katy. Again, not sure. Just felt the need to share my misery. Sorry again.
It's kind of like drunk dialing, but sadly you are completely sober.
So I finally get him in the stroller, screaming and all, but that's okay, because we were both going down the street crying so we looked like the Americans gone mad in Paris.
Of course, we were late picking up Jaylee. That point was driven home as I turn the corner and she and the after school lady are standing in the alley.
I would also like to mention that today, when I dropped her off, her very sweet teacher (I'm not even kidding, she is very sweet) says, "We were playing a game on Friday and I noticed that Jaylee doesn't know how to throw dice. Do you all play games at home?"
To which I am thinking, "No, but her grandmother lives in Vegas, does video poker count?"
I am telling you people I really thought I was a better parent when I didn't talk to Jaylee's teacher (except to go shopping or meet for a Mojito (or 2 or 3).
So, now we have to get a family game night going and teach her how to hold a pencil.
I'm thinking of a new dice game, it goes something like this...
Throw dice over the balcony and duck, a little city humor.

7 comments:

Cari said...

I sure do wish I could drive over to your casa and bring you a cocktail & a hug!! I would so be there girly girl!

Copper Rabbit said...

Peggy,
I wish I could mail you a Tahoe. I'm with you; I have hit a wall myself. I only talk to the dog, watch TV with the dog, read to the dog, eat with and feed the dog and worst of all sleep with the dog. Sometimes I even shower with the dog. I know God sees us down here plugging away so just hold on; it will get better. Love you

Becky said...

I know it is hard!! You are doing wonderful. I wish I could say something to make it feel all better. I hit my wall at three months. I finally lifted the shades and said, "ok. I can either make this the best time of my life or cry." So, I got up with Jaycee and we strolled around. He was not the stroller type of kiddo either. I sympathize with you. Take care and keep writing. I wish I would have had the internet when I lived overseas. All I had were letters (which I have kept) and videos. I am thinking of you!!

Carol said...

Hi sweetie...you are a wonderful mom and don't let the teacher mess with your head. Our son's (Greg)kindergarten teacher told us that he couldn't hold the scissors properly...so Havard was definitely out!

The first year in a new place is the hardest...you are almost there! And look at all you have learned to cope with! It is hard but life with kids is difficult no matter where you are. And Mr. Aidan needs to learn to sit in his stroller....this is not an option.
Where is the spoon?

Love you
Carol

Campbell's House said...

Love you, love you, love you!
We are all pulling for you- I know that isn't a bit of help when you are having a battle of wills with your kids. If Pretty needs to commiserate with other Dads/Husbands who have had their faces chewed off for nothing more than good measure, i am sure we can get him some names and numbers. =)

I wish I was close enough to hug you all.

The Teenager said...

SO I DONT REALLY GET THE POST A COMMENT ON EVERY SECTION OF THE BLOG AND HOW YOUR MOMS VISIT ENDED AT THE TOP AND STARTED AT THE BOTTOM......WOW THE THINGS I STILL NEED TO LEARN.
ANYWAYS I WAS FEELED WITH A EMOTION I HAD NEVER FELT BEFORE WHILE READING THE BLOG. PART OF IT WAS GOOD AND PART OF IT...WELL I AM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT.LOL
AIDEN HAS GOTTEN SO BIG IT SEEMS AND JAYLEE IS JUST AS CUTE AS ALWAYS IN HER MAGICAL OUTFITS. AS FOR YOU WELL IT IS HARD TO SEE YOU IN SUCH A HARD TIME. REALLY IT IS BUT I WILL HAVE TO SAY THAT YOU LOOK AMAZING IN YOUR PICTURES.
WOW THERE IS SO MUCH I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT AND WITH THE TIME DIFFRENCES AND SCHOOL ITS HARD BUT TELL BRANDON THAT I CANT WAIT TILL IM 17 AND I MISS HIM 2.
LOVE YOU......

Michelle said...

Peggy,
I'm so sorry you're having such a rough time! I think of you as over there having this great adventure, but I forget that you still have to live your day to day life with the kids just like you would here...except you're not here! You should be very proud of yourself and what you've accomplished so far(hell, I still can't understand how you got Jaylee enrolled in school when I'm pretty sure I'll have trouble doing that here!). Hang in there...I think about you often...sending good vibes your way!

Michelle