Out with the old and in with the new. It is a brand new year, month, day and year. I got up New Year’s Day or January 1st, 2013, feeling it is indeed a new beginning of sorts. I thought for sure something would be new or at least different (oh how wrong I was).
I hopped online, while everyone was still sleeping. This was the first thing that was the same as every other day. I do have a tendency to live on my MacBook and the internet quite a bit during my awake hours, but that is neither here nor there. Still, I feel all that much better getting my day started this way.
As I was finishing up some last minute things, such as update my daily blog post, because as most know now I am too lame and old to stay up past 1 am from yesterday’s post. Therefore, Ted was not watched as I originally anticipated. But ok, I digress on that one and promise not to mention that again at least for now!!
I also caught up on the few rare blog posts that were somehow still published during the night, even though it was New Year’s Eve night. I guess other’s do as I do and celebrate the New Year working on their blog. I mean, who doesn’t??
As I was doing this, I heard the pitter-patter of little feet. Emma came strolling into the living room and got under the blanket with me, while I indeed finished up. We snuggled for a bit. Which was very warm, comfy and cozy. Definitely felt like a good start to this new year to me (I was just being lulled into a false sense of security here).
Just like that the quiet and the magical spell of 2013 was broken, when crying and whining came from the other room. Lily was awake!! And she wanted everyone to know it (yes this is just Lily). She cried for the usual, Kevin, her cup of juice, and even her beloved blankie. If you met Lily, you would see how attached she is to her pink, Winnie the Pooh blanket. She reminds me of Linus from Peanuts and walks around carrying her blankie in the morning when she first wakes. She is truly not a morning person. She dragged her upset self and blankie into our bed, where Kevin still had been sleeping (that was the end of his peaceful sleep for the day).
As I climbed back in our queen size bed (not sure why with all the crying and screaming), I thought quite possibly Lily would tire herself out and quiet may reign again. No such luck, because not only was Lily still crying, Emma decided to join in, because she wanted to lay in the spot Lily was now occupying (still too young to realize that two objects/people can’t occupy the same space). Kevin was not a happy camper either, having been woken this way (seriously not sure what makes him so special that he would think they would let him sleep in).
Here is the scene as it appeared. Kevin on his side of the bed grumbling and threatening to go to work (even though he had the day off), the girls in the middle crying and fighting (the usual), and then me on my side (wishing I could go back to sleep and wake up out of this nightmare). It wasn’t even 8:30, the day’s first meltdown was underway and we were totally in over our heads as usual.
Nothing had changed as you can clearly see from the above. All the resolutions, I could have made wouldn’t have made a difference to the two screaming beasts in the middle of the bed. So, truly happy I don’t make them!!
It felt more like Groundhog’s Day, then New Year’s Day, because I swear this is how most days start and end, as well as how I spend many hours in between, as well. Buy, it was indeed New Year’s Day according to the calendar, but again you wouldn’t have known it from the little people living in our house.
Well since it is New Year’s Day, I will say Happy New Year’s to you all one last time, even though Happy Groundhog’s Day (seeing as I seem to have this type of day way too often) seems so much more fitting and appropriate. That said, the more things change, the more they stay the same it would appear. So if you thought you were coming here and would get anything less, you were sincerely mistaken!!! Hope, we didn’t disappoint and wishing you only the best in 2013, because I hope someone will indeed get just that and more.
But just in case, I couldn’t resist including a clip of Groundhog’s Day for a good laugh, right here: