Today I Am Cranky 

Sometimes I think my blog is like the content of a vlog, without all the noise. 

Last night I went to bed “early”. Early, for me, is anytime before midnight. I would have went to sleep sooner, but I really wanted to watch the new Ellie and Jared vlog. Yes I like to watch vlogs sometimes (I really have about 4 or 5 that I follow). I watched Ellie and Jared and then went to sleep.

I woke up, right before 6am, from a really annoying dream. I had to let Chris know about my dream and by time I finished, Poppy was awake. I got out of bed and got her from her room. I made her a bottle, changed her diaper, and put her in bed with me (who doesn’t love morning cuddles?). I figured it was only a matter of time before Pickle woke up, too.

I turned on Netflix. I wound up putting on some Tinkerbell movie. It wasn’t even 20 minutes later that Pickle came in and asked to watch something else. He wound up picking out Veggie Tales. We watched that and about 8am they both went back to sleep. 

I probably should have stayed awake, but that dream gave me a headache. I decided to try and nap with them (no school today by the way). Between 8am and 950am I was woken up probably 15 times. That didn’t help my headache. 

Poppy kept scratching my face and pulling my hair, like “wake up mom”. Not like I was ever truly sleeping anyway. It wasn’t long before Pickle woke up again and we got up to eat breakfast. 

Breakfast for me lately has been my pb2 almond milk protein shake. Pickle wanted peanut butter and jelly -hold the crust. Poppy had an applesauce pouch and some puffs, followed by another bottle. 

By this point, I was tired, but not all that cranky yet. I decided to start my cleaning routine, which mainly involves vacuuming and dishes. 

Our dog Kona is a vacuum freak. I don’t know if he is trying to be protective or if he is playing, but he always attacks the vacuum as it is in use. It gets annoying sometimes. 

I don’t know about you, but I cannot stand looking at a dirty home. Check out my post about cleaning here. The problem is, the house never stays clean. At least, not up to my expectations. Realistically, it isn’t that bad, but it annoys the ever living crap out of me. I never seem to have enough time to get it all done. That makes me cranky. 

Don’t get me wrong, I know my priorities are put in the right place (kids first), but sometimes I just want to clean! I feel better when things are clean. By clean, I mean pristine. 

I had enough time to vacuum the living room before I was needed again. Then I catch Kona chewing on who knows what. Apparently he was sneaking trash from my bathroom trashcan. 

I decided to sit down and breath the cranky away. Poppy went down for her nap and Pickle keeps asking for candy. He was watching Netflix, which kept him occupied for 2 episodes. Then the DVD player decided to stop working and I can’t find the t.v. remote to change the channel. Pickle is not interested in watching The Chew.

Some days are just cranky. For no real reason. Some days, we as parents, need a time out. That is what I am doing, taking a time out. I feel a bit relieved. 

I need to motivate myself to do my exercises for the day, make lunch, and keep going on my to-do list of chores (all while taking care of the kiddos, too). 

Pickle is asking me to get him his Blaze puzzles. I asked for 5 minutes so I can gather myself. Thankfully he said yes (taking orders from a 4 year old haha). He even said, “I will leave the doors (of the game closet) open so you don’t forget, k?” 

Then he sat on the couch and said he will wait right there. One minute went by and he says, “okay 5 minutes!” 

Guess that is my Q. 

Happy Monday


2 replies to “Today I Am Cranky 

  1. Yes! I’ve been in a funk over the past few days where I am just cranky. I told my husband that this weekend I am taking a day for myself. I may not go anywhere, but I will locking myself upstairs for at least a few hours to have some time for just me. I plan to watch whatever I want and take a shower for as long as the hot water heater lets me. Great post! 🙂


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