As I mentioned in my previous post, Norah was a little grumpy today. On the days when one of the girls is grumpy, they struggle to get along with each other. Today they fought over the little people. Norah gets the people set up into a school or church setting – she makes them talk to each other and has this make-believe story going. As soon as Lucy notices, she goes right over to Norah and either knocks everything down or snatches something away. Norah then freaks out and screams at Lucy and hits or pushes her. They both end up going to their rooms for bedroom time.
This went on multiple times and no matter what I did or said, the girls could not get along. I finally decided that they needed to be separated so I sent Norah to the basement to play. I was working on dinner and I just wanted 20 minutes without fighting. Now let me say that our basement is not a dungeon. Most of the toys (except the little people) are downstairs. Norah starts to go downstairs, but cries that she doesn’t want to go down. I verbalized to Norah that I just wanted her to play downstairs while I finished dinner. She stands about halfway down the stairs crying, “But I don’t want to stay downstairs all day! I don’t want to be down here all day!”
Lucy was standing at the top of the stairs yelling back in this mean drill sergeant voice “ALL DAY! ALL DAY!”
As if Lucy makes the rules, Norah yells back, “No – not all day!” To which Lucy again yells, “ALL DAY!”
I must admit that I was cracking up – which probably just encouraged Lucy. I just couldn’t help myself.
Norah was a little on the grumpy side today. She started out happy but as they day went on Norah just got grumpier and grumpier. After a lot of crying and a breathing treatment WITHOUT a movie, Norah ate lunch. She ate most of the food that I gave her, minus 2 baby carrots and a slice of a peach so I gave her a girl scout thin mint cookie. After she ate her cookie, When Norah told me she was still hungry, I told her she could eat more carrots and peaches. Apparently she wanted another cookie and when I told her that wasn’t an option, Norah said, “That’s it! If I can’t have another cookie than I am NEVER eating lunch again!”
Norah spent the night at Savannah’s last night. Head over to the Morrison’s blog to read the details!! You will crack up!
Look closely at Norah’s lip and neck of her shirt – you will notice red frosting:)
Okay, so, I am fairly confident in my baking ability. I LOVE it and it’s in my blood (my great-grandfather was a baker) – however, I CANNOT frost/decorate a cake that is not in a 9×13 pan. You’ll notice that I added red sprinkles to cover up all the red crumbs that came through as I was trying to frost.
Kevin surprised me with a delivery of chocolate covered strawberries!! Yum!
On Tuesday, Norah had dance in the morning. Heather invited Norah over to play after dance. Norah loves playing with Savannah! When I picked her up, both girls were dressed up as princesses – surprise, surprise:)
Brooke and Lucy
Norah and Kate