Gosh. It's amazing what sleep can do for you...or the passage of whatever hormonal storm I was going through (or, frankly, the combination of the two).
Last night, I went to the Scholastic Warehouse book sale with the fabulous Miss A.L. and after a little literary retail shopping therapy, came home and read 5 new books to my girls (felt like quite the mom) while Super J went home teaching. I actually enjoy reading to my young'uns, so I'm not sure why I get so dang testy at bedtime when it's actually time to read! Ugh. But it went well last night (with the exception of Miss O ripping up Miss E's sponge from Florida during bath time...here's the thing: when you see your 22 month old sister ripping said sponge, WHY don't you stop her and take it from her??? This was my question to my teary Miss E (and Miss A for that matter). Because seriously, she had plenty of time to shred it. *rolls my eyes*).
And this morning, I feel like a burden has been lifted...I'm not sure what burden that is, though. But I'd say the crabbiness meter has dropped substantially...below 50% (for now...lolol). It's a happy feeling.
Which is a good thing because we've oodles to do before Miss E's "Astronaut Party" tomorrow, and it's always nicer to do when feeling much love for the children.