Boys are boys no matter the age, those XY chromosomes are strong and the things that are wired in them from the beginning baffle me. I know this isn't true for every single male out there, but in my house it's apparent. Aiden loves all things that have wheels, trains, trucks, planes, etc. We had none of that in the house before he came into our family, it was lots of dolls and ponies. It's not much different when they don't feel well.
A few days ago he started to eat less, but was acting fine otherwise so I assumed he was maybe teething, then it hit. A nasty nasty tummy bug, poor baby went through 30 diapers on Monday. Yesterday Oliver got hit too, moaning and groaning all over the couch. I'll admit I'm not the best nurse, there is a reason I never had a desire to be a nurse, I have little patience.
Yesterday was bad around here, I felt like I was getting it, then Oliver was sick, and Aiden was whining all day. Poor kid, I felt bad for him, but this is a hard age because you have no idea what they want! He would cry and point to nothing, then cry and say 'ready' over and over again. I had a ton of work to do, but no babysitter, which stressed me out and I felt like a terrible Mother because I was so bitchy and I snapped at the kids a lot. Around 6:30 when Aiden was yelling 'ready ready' over and over again I was like 'DUDE! STOP!' I must've been really loud because he looked at me with big eyes and I felt terrible.
Thankfully Madison didn't catch it, but this girl is always into something lately. Now she's started doing laundry, once dropping in several pods into one load, you think she's being helpful but she really just wants to rewear the same outfit the next day. The other day she had my phone up in my office and Oliver heard her on the phone, he asked her who she was talking to - 'I gotta go! Bye!' Apparently she called Shelly Kelly to chat. While giving Aiden a bath last night I walked to check on dinner came back and he had one of my makeup brushes in the tub. I asked Madison how he got it and she told me 'I was admiring it and he grabbed it from me' side eye you little fibber.
Thankfully everyone is back to normal today, I apologized to Aiden for yelling, he kissed me and all is good. I woke up today determined to put myself in a better mood no matter the circumstances, sometimes a good attitude has to be forced, for my own good and those around me. I really set the tone for the entire house and I need to remember that!