How is it possible that being left alone with twins seems like a vacation?! The house is quiet. And CLEAN. The boys are napping and I have nothing to do! Despite the fact that I will miss Rio and Jordan I look very forward to the next two days!
I am however, quite nervous about the skiing. If they drive 3 hours up island, rent all the gear, register for the class, and she won't ski - I'm going to lose it. I am particularly scared because of our experience at dance class today. She refused to dance. She stood with me and would not join the class, not even when I promised I would go dance with her (what a scene that would have been). I was SO frustrated because this is the third time she has asked to take dance class and the third time it has been a bust. The first two times we struggled each week, fighting with her every class, but still trying. This time I said enough is enough. I knew if I pulled her out today we could likely get a refund (we did - thank goodness!). I don't have the time or the patience to drag her and the boys to a class each week that she is not going to take part in.
The worst part about the whole experience is that all the other parents and the teacher surely thought I was THE CRUELEST WORST MOTHER EVER, dragging my "poor kid" out of class on the first day, not giving her a chance to come around to it in the following weeks. Little do they know that this is about the 20th time I have gone through this with her and I knew how the lessons would end up - she would get more and more stubborn and I would get more and more frustrated. So we called it quits.
I am not sure how to deal with this. Her shyness gets in the way of not only her activities but also her day to day interactions with people. It is terribly embarrassing to me when other children or their parents talk to her and she makes a face and ignores them. It was one thing when she was two or three, but now that she is four (but looks like she is 5 or 6) it comes across as incredibly rude. It is not her shyness that I am upset with her for - it is the fact that she thinks being shy is an excuse to be rude and to get out of things she doesn't want to do (for example - screaming like she is being murdered in the face of the dentist!). And what has me incredibly perplexed is that she asked to take this class and has been so excited for it and then it's as if I've forced her to be there when the time comes!
Gahh. She has me rattled today! Who thinks babies are hard? Puh-leeeease. Babies are the easy ones! Speaking of that, back to my mom and baby vacation I go!