It really wasn't all that bad, but I was so tired and frustrated by the time Ryan came home that I did just that for about 15 minutes.
Alanna didn't want put down at all. She didn't want to lay on her play mat and she refused to sit in her jumperoo. It also didn't help that she would not take a nap longer than 30 minutes.
Will was just whining. Over the weekend Ryan installed new shower heads that you can hold and now Will wants to hang onto them while sitting on the potty. Yesterday he literally spent over an hour straight in the bathroom completely by choice. When I forced him out, since it was nap time, I had a fit to deal with and for the rest of the day he just wanted to play in the bathroom. That wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that every 5-10 minutes he would come out and drag me to the bathroom to put the shower head back up and then immediately take it down. Yeah, that lasted maybe 2 times. And of course Alanna was still crying...
He also decided that a wooden spoon was a great tool for banging on things. For the most part I don't mind... except for when Alanna was about 10 minutes into one of her 30 minute mini-naps. Urgh!
I kept trying to get normal chores done and it was just NOT happening.
At least today is going much better.
Another reason I'm in higher spirits is because as of today I'm 1 week away from being in Washington! YES! I'm excited to see family and friends and enjoy the Puyallup Fair (which is argueably the BEST state fair ever) and perhaps make a trip to Klahowya to see some teachers. I really do love Washington and Oregon and wish I had like a month to be home and travel around to favorite places.
I can't do it this trip, but I want to head down to Astoria and Seaside to see some of my favorite sites like the Astoria Column, Cannon Beach, Fort Clatsop, the remains of the Peter Iredale, Fort Stevens, outlet shopping in Seaside and of course just the beach. I think it would be great to go camping there again sometime. Come to think of it, I believe the Tillamook Cheese Factory is nearby that area and I've never gone there.
Ryan and I have also chatted that we need to make a trip up to Victoria, Canada sometime together. I've never gone there for a non-band related trip and it would be great to do whatever we wanted and not have to check-in with chaperones. If we go there I told him we HAVE to have tea at the Empress Hotel.
We've also said that for our 10-year anniversary we should go back to Willcox House out in Seabeck and stay a night or two. It was lovely to Honeymoon and we'd love to go back.
Also nearby (well, on Bainbridge Island) is The Bloedel Reserve which I've never gone to. It looks beautiful and I love gardens and such so perhaps if time and weather permit, the kids and I (and whoever else would like to come) could make it out there this trip.
I have to share that writing this post and linking the proper places has made me even MORE excited to go home. I can't wait!