Why do kids have to act so ornery when one is on the phone? My mother calls this afternoon, and I am trying to have a nice conversation, but my two offspring suddenly have urgent needs to be met. Of course, my mother probably thinks all is in chaos (she’s only partly right). I pick up Kate, feed her animal crackers (she’s already had too many today), but she still continues to fuss. Sophie hears me discussing my sister’s soon-to-be-delivered baby, and decides that she wants to go the hospital right now. Later she fusses about something else and I ignore her. When I get off of the phone, she informs me that she has just peed on the floor! Honestly! She almost never has pee accidents anymore. I would almost say she did it on purpose.
Now I need to stop writing and get this messy house in order!