Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A bedtime disaster...

I wore my hair in a side braid on Sunday.

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Micah called me "Katnip."  And then I swooned and kissed him like I meant it.  #hellotheregale

This weekend was also noteworthy because I did something I never do.

I went to Walmart.

I gagged a little just typing that, but we needed some oversized plastic bins to store all of Gracie's STUFF, and they're just significantly cheaper at Walmart.  Thankfully, we had this little cutie to keep us entertained.

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The cuteness.  I almost can't take it.

She wasn't quite as cute on Sunday night when, for the first time ever, she refused to go to bed.  Like, just flat-out screamed her head off for the better part of an hour because she refused to sleep without being held.

We were blessed with a decent sleeper, y'all, so I know I can't really complain.  But we rocked and laid her down three separate times, and each time, she woke up as soon as we attempted to put her in her crib and screamed until we came to pick her up.  (And, for the record, we did let her cry it out for awhile, but after nearly 20 minutes, this momma couldn't take it anymore.)

I'm thinking now it was a combination of daylight savings, teething, and the fact that we've dropped a bottle feeding.  Whatever it was, she eventually passed out in her crib, and I nearly collapsed on the couch with a face full of tears.

This parenting thing isn't for the faint of heart, friends.

Thankfully, the tough moments are usually bookended by moments like these:

We've been unusually boring lately.  Mostly because I've been working like a crazy lady.  I promise to bring my A-game again soon, you guys.  Pinkie promise.


Brooke said...

Oh girlfriend, I'm in walmart every week, sometimes multiple times! Sorry for your rough night with Grace, at least they are few and far between!

The Tale of Three P's said...

I feel the same way about Walmart. I'm a Target girl! We've had a few nights with the refusal to sleep and it is rough. I don't wish that on anyone.

Joey said...

Micah calling you katnip is adorable! Gosh--you'd die here. There's Walmart and food lion the end. Le'sigh. Someday we'll move. And someday I'll demand that there be a target in my front yard again. I'm sorry she gave you such a hard time on Sunday--it happens to even the best. I'm SURE DLS did NOT help in the least.

Laura said...

As a former walmart hater, I must say I'm a convert. I mean diet coke and toilet paper are the same wherever you buy them and I'd rather pay less! Plus, I find th total absence of tempting impulse buys very refreshing. Ps it takes my kids forever to adjust to stupid day light savings!!

Hayley Chandler said...

Love your hair!!! I'm with you on Walmart! I DREAD going!!! I am more of a Target girl, but sometimes the Walmart prices will suck you in.

Leslie said...

Love that side braid. You go girl!

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