By about an hour before Dave got home last night, I'd almost completely lost my patience. It was 6:00, I was trying to get dinner ready and Alex kept sneaking out the back door (where earlier he had managed to stomp Harry's poop all over the deck.) Normally, I'm pretty calm and not one to get easily annoyed - and we hadn't even had that much of a busy day. A trip to Costco, a nice long nap and a romp around the complex with his new lawnmower/bubblemachine. It didn't dawn on me until almost midnight that I hadn't had any sugar all afternoon.
So, again, it's the battle of fat 'n happy vs. lean 'n mean. I'm pretty sure we all know how this is going to turn out.
Today was much more fun, anyhow. Had the ladies over for (incredibly burnt) muffins and coffee. Four moms plus four babes makes the condo just full enough for a little chaos to ensue. Alex knocked BOTH of the girlies on the head with toys and endured his naughty spot twice. Of course, he didn't bother Joe at all, but I'm guessing he's smart enough to see that Joe is bigger than him and not quite so easy to bully around. Needless to say, we'll be working on correcting this behavior as soon as possible.
After the boy wakes up from his nap (on the big boy bed again - more on this another time), we'll be heading off to our cocktail hour with playgroup. Should be a fun little outing. I'm hoping he decides against knocking any of these playmates in the head. Especially since the naughty spot isn't portable yet. Either way, I'll try to remember my camera!