By 2:45 MMan was up from an all- too-short nap, GGirl had turned squirrelly and her behavior was challenging every last iota of caffeine and patience I had.
Enter the Mommy Time Out. I made a cup of tea, grabbed my kindle and my personal assistant and headed for the chair in front of the pellet stove; MMan playing happily in the floor.
Within 35 seconds of sitting down GGirl was climbing all over me. I stood het in front of me and explained that I was sitting down and not getting up or answering any questions until my tea was gone. She peeked over the top of my mug and ran off to play. A few minutes later she comes and peeks in my mug again, but says nothing.
So I sit, breath deeply, write, read, and sip VERY slowly. And pray that this Time Out will get me through dinner and the kids' bedtimes without a meltdown.