This morning I was busy
Then I got Jeffrey up, changed him, and brought him in the kitchen for his breakfast, while Ian made no attempt to hide his EXTREME-DISPLEASURE-BORDERING-ON-DISGUST over the double standard at our house! Why should JEFFREY get to eat breakfast when breakfast time was over?! Oh, the Righteous Indignation of the Woefully Wronged Almost-Teenager! Let's just ignore the fact that Jeffrey is TWO YEARS OLD and nowhere near the legal age for formal education requirements and TWO YEARS OLD, and instead focus on the ABSOLUTE UNFAIRNESS of the fact that there are CONSEQUENCES for our actions!
Needless to say, Ian continued to be
Later, as I was trying to read to the children (which is SO FRUSTRATING because they are CONSTANTLY interrupting me), I looked up just as Jeffrey was leaning towards Dog to pet her, and Dog jumped up and tried to sink her teeth into Jeffrey's head; she was trying so determinedly that, when it was over and I looked at Jeffrey's head, it looked like he had scraped it on the sidewalk. Luckily, I was within arms-reach and immediately jumped up and got Dog away from Jeffrey while letting her know that she had just made a SERIOUS error in judgement. Sigh.
Unfortunately, Dog has been aggressive since before we got her. Even as a puppy, she repeatedly attacked the other dog at her first home. (Strangely, she hasn't shown any aggression towards our cats, and she and Kitten have a wonderful time chasing each other around and playing.) When she first came to us, she would snap at Baby when she was near me and he would come over to me. I thought we had taken care of that, but, lately, she's been snapping at him again whenever Husband or I have picked him up. I would have gotten rid of her LONG AGO (this is the dog with the bark that is the same pitch and intensity as our FIRE ALARM), but Ian begged me not to because he loves her. When she started snapping at Baby again, I told him she would have to go if she bit anyone.
The rest of my day was filled with wailing, tears, and pleading from Ian and Marie as they tried to change my mind about finding her a new home while I tried to make dinner, make bread, and make another batch of baked oatmeal. In the middle of this, Husband came home (more chaos and barking!), the UPS truck stopped by, and I heard Husband sending Jeffrey in to me with a "special delivery". I thought it was the freeze-dried yogurt bites I had ordered, but I glanced at the small package while I was stirring various things and noticed that it was from See's Candies! I quickly searched through my memory trying to remember if I had ordered anything from them
A Lovely, Lovely Person had read my post and had sent my favorite candy to me to help with my vacation countdown! Thank you so much, Lovely Person!! That was such a kind, thoughtful thing to do, and such a fun surprise! I feel so loved and so grateful to be able to call so many Lovely People my friends! The world would certainly be improved if there were more people like you in it =)!
|The cheerfully wrapped box of deliciousness|
|YUMMY! Ahem. I mean, they arrived in good shape!|
|I counted and wrote down when I can start eating one each day so that I eat the last one the day before I leave =)!|