This is kind of funny.... We had a long day out yesterday, and the boys were quite tired when we got home (I'm sure the extra 45 mins. of driving didn't help-still can't find my way around all the f'ing corn fields out here.) Once we got inside, Cal looked at me, and turned the knob on the dishwasher. I told him to stop it, so he did it again. Now, this kid is always so afraid of doing something wrong, this was way out of character for him. I told him to stop it, and that he was being a bad boy. He went into full Cal meltdown. He went into his room and had his tantrum. One thing about Cal is that he can't calm himself down. It's always been this way. There's this whole process to bringing him back. I let him have his time yesterday, and after about 10-15 mins. he quit. I was really surprised, but then a little nervous. I went to find him, and I found him in the bathroom sniffing my deodorant (the kid has things about smells.) I just let him be. I was so freaking happy that he figured out a way to calm himself down! lol Only in this house, can you be happy about sniffing deodorant.
Brian and I plan on having a date night tonight. It's "parents night out" at the club, which happens once a month. The boys can go there for 4 hours and swim, play, etc. It's a win/win. Brian and I plan on going to dinner. I'd really love to go to the movies, but it's such a long drive that I don't think we'd be able to swing it. Usually I'd love to go for a walk by the canal, but it's getting freaking ass cold around here, and dark really early. So, I'm actually thinking of trying to talk Brian into going bowling. We both suck, but it always seems to be fun.
p.s. I'm sooooo sick of feeling like crap. Brian and I have committed to each other to get our asses on track starting Mon. Oh, how I wish I had a dollar for every "Mon" I started. But this one will be different, right? I've got the big 4-0 breathing down my neck. I want to go into 40 feeling good about myself (and by that, I mean having a kick ass body.) Shallow? Yes, but damn that would feel good.