We made a big strategic error in August — very few scheduled events. After being so busy in June and July, I thought it would be nice to have a long stretch of down time in August.
We’re all climbing the walls, everyone is grumpy and bored. We’ve played video games, board games, did cooking projects and art projects, gone swimming, taught the puppy tricks, etc., etc., and at this point we’re all fed up.
The last few days have been the worst. As Fiona was crying about something utterly irrelevant last night (she cries instantly when something isn’t to her liking), I asked her, “Why do you cry about everything all the time?”
She immediately stopped crying, looked at me and said, “It’s how I get what I want.”
We’re gonna have to work on that.