I let Eloise stay home from school last Wednesday. Sure, I let her believe that she was staying home because her teeth hurt from her new retainer...but in all honesty I welcomed the thought of having her home to help me a bit.
I was my sickest on Wednesday and Astrid was on day eight of being sick and whiny. So ever-loving-omg-only-a-three-year-old-can-possibly-be-this-whiny.
And I hadn’t left my house in eight days and I wanted a little company who could follow a conversation and not want to watch anything animated.
By the time the day ended I pretty had decided to homeschool Eloise because 10 is so easy and brilliant and I do proclaim it to be the most perfect age ever and now want to put her in my pocket and keep her 10 forever.
Or maybe it’s just because three is so sucky. I mean sure three can have it’s awesome moments. But three is hard.
And now I have proof that three is hard – because after just two hours of being at home, Eloise said “Mom, Astrid makes it really hard to just relax!”
And I said to Eloise “Motherhood makes it really hard to relax! My job doesn’t ever stop, Eloise…but yes, yes. Three is hard! Even you, sweet Eloise – were hard at times when you were three.”
Eloise replied “Well I’m sorry about that now. If I could do it again, I would be a much happier and easier three because after experiencing this long today with Astrid I think everyone should just go ahead and apologize to their mothers for when they were three.”
We’ve decided to contact Hallmark with card ideas.
“Dear Mother, So sorry three sucked. But look how awesome 30 is! Here’s a vacation to Hawaii for you!”
“Dear Mom, Roses are red, violets are blue, didn’t three suck even more than two! Sorry about that!”
“Dearest Mother, You should be sainted because I was tainted – let’s never do three again!”
“Dear Mom – Do you remember three – all about poop and pee – and you never said ‘wheeee’ – instead you were curled up in a ball saying ‘woe is me’ – well now I’m 40 and use the potty!”
Anyway, I just wrote this post to let you know that we are all feeling better, have actually left the house, and I think the best way to curb teen pregnancy is to give all teens a sick three year old for a week.