Good morning everyone!
So, two days ago, I had a great day with the kids. I think I even posted that it was the kind of day where "I really like being a mom" or something like that. I TOTALLY jinxed myself!
DD acted up ALL DAY yesterday. She's 2.5 and wow... power struggles and yelling and disobedience. It was exhausting. She refused to take a nap and all I wanted to do was lay down for a bit. It was easy to get annoyed with her constantly getting out of bed!
Of course, the day that I'm having a really hard time is the day that DH planned to have an outing with his friends to get some chicken wings at a local restaurant. He wasn't going to be home all evening.
I was in the kitchen making dinner, hoping that DD was finally asleep, when all of a sudden I heard screaming. My DD is very loud normally, so I assumed it was just the kids fighting. I eventually went to go check things out and found out that my DD was going through my nightstand and found some "green oil" (it's an asian medicinal oil for muscle aches and whatnot... it's mostly eucalyptus and clove oil... very strong and potent stuff!) and she apparently wanted to "turn her eyes green" (this is what she told me at dinner time) so she dropped the oil directly into her eyeballs!!! I can't even imagine how painful that was for her!!! I grabbed my screaming child and threw her in the bathtub with her clothes on and held her under the faucet of running water to rinse her face. She probably thought I was trying to drown her! It was awful. By this time, we were both sobbing and I told her "I need you to listen to mommy. I want what is best for you. It hurts me when you get hurt, ok? I love you!" Her little voice just said: "Ok, mommy. I be happy now. I love you, too."
We had some snuggles later on that night, so hopefully the rift has been repaired. But my oh my... it was a long day!!!