I did a google for 'how to make your baby stop crying'. This made me feel like a completely inadequate mother for sure, but I'm desperate. So it turns out there's this fussy baby hotline, right? Okay, good idea. I call it. They are only open from 8 am - 5 pm. I ask all mothers in the world, IS THAT FUSSY TIME?!? From 8-5?!? Puhleeze! So this afternoon I tried again. And it was all, "Please leave a message and we will get back with you." Right. That's sooooo helpful. If there was a world's worst hotline award, I would nominate you.
Anyhow, I took the boys to Sam's today, which stopped Cort from crying for roughly 2 hours, because he loves to ride in the Bjorn and people watch. Here's how to grocery shop with twins and a toddler:
As soon as we walked back in the door at home, Cort started screaming again. Poor Pierce. It's getting to him, too, because he went into his room, climbed into bed, and shut the door. Now what toddler does that? And do you know what? I was jealous. I wanted to go into MY room and shut the door. Instead, I gave Pierce some extra snuggles, too make him feel a little better about things.
And then I painted my toenails green. Now I know I've really lost it. I mean, I stooped to painting them a metallic slate blue when I was 37 weeks preggo with the twins, in hopes of enticing them out. But green? I didn't stoop to green even then.
Wet N Wild's Craze nail polish in Jade - $1.99
This stuff is guaranteed to make you feel better. Why? Why not? It's winter, no one will see your toes. And the jade feels...tropical...in the middle of winter. It made me think of Miami or somewhere nice and warm. Furthermore, Wet N Wild has really improved their nail polish since I last tried some circa 1988. Two coats and totally solid coverage. Nice.
So there I was, feeling a little better about things.
And Pierce comes in and says, "Mommy painted her toenails green!!"
Long toddler pause.
"Mommy, that's NOT NICE"
Well, maybe tomorrow will be better. Meanwhile, I am open for any tips on appeasing a disgruntled five month old.