Okay, I really need to get this off my chest. So here goes:
Today I decided to go back to the gym. It's been...awhile. I am not making good on my resolution to do the Couch to 5K running plan and have been feeling guilty about that, but that is another post entirely.
So I bundled up the Rosebuds and headed out. Everything went smoothly. The girls had no problem going into the child care center and I had one glorious hour all to myself to sweat it out.
watching HGTV exercising on the elliptical machine, I ran into a mommy-friend whom I met last Friday at the library story time. Her boys are the same ages as my Rosebuds, and we struck up a conversation. She invited me to join her and her kids in the children's playspace after our workouts.
Sounds like fun!
I have never visited the playspace at this gym before, and let me tell you, it is amazing. If I weren't thirtysomething, I would be all in this thing. It is seriously cool.
Well, don't you know my little monkey, Miss H, loved it! She played for over an hour. She loved it so much she did not want to go home. She did not want to go home so much that I had to carry her out of there literally kicking and screaming.
Can you picture this:
Worn out, out of shape mom, carries sleeping Baby B in the infant carrier AND kicking and screaming two year old AND gym bag out of the gym to our car. She was not only kicking and screaming, she was flailing her arms trying to hit me and pull my hair.
I have only been more embarrassed one other time in my life and it involved another temper tantrum by this same child almost exactly one year ago.
When I got them both in the car (with Baby B still asleep thank goodness), Miss H continued to cry and scream for about 5 minutes. When she settled down, we talked about her behavior and she apologized.
I am still mortified, but I managed to somehow keep my cool. I just don't understand why she does this every once in awhile. Most of the time she is a very well behaved kid who listens and obeys. But sometimes, the temper tantrum rules.
Can anyone relate?