Monday, January 07, 2008

The end is near... da da dum...

So I have the end of this deployment in my sights... well, almost...practically...maybe... *sigh*

I don't know if it's something in the air or the water or what; but things are upside down, inside out... basically, it's mayhem around here.

I spent all morning running around base and town, frantically running as many errands as I could while L'il Sis was in preschool this morning. I kept tugging at my shirt because it felt like it was choking me. I'd tug on it only to have it creep back up my neck. It wasn't until I was picking up L'il Sis at NOON that I realized I had the shirt on backward...ALL MORNING!

Then, there is L'il Sis. She's been on a tear like only a 3 year old preschooler can lately. If she isn't whining, she's screaming. She's been beyond defiant. Everything is a fight with her lately. Dinner has been a "lovely" experience. Even things she usually likes, I end up forking up and feeding to her to get her to eat. All she wants is "junk food" or "snacks." She actually told me, "I don't like healthy food, only junk food." I think they've been talking about the two at preschool a lot. The funny thing is that she actually does like a lot of healthy things. I guess I better remember to not call them that, though. L'il Sis has also been talking and asking about Stretch a lot more lately. So, I'm hoping that it's just that she's as done with this deployment as I am. Otherwise, maybe I really will run away from home as soon as Stretch is here and has leave. (Shh, no one tell him or he'll never take any!)


Butterfly Wife said...

How exciting to have an end in sight! I am so happy for you. :D

trying said...

You certainly do enjoy a few days of sleeping in and some much needed peace and quiet when Stretch gets home. But of course... you know you'll miss the noise and wont know what to do with said peace and quiet! : ) I think its from doing it all by yourself for so long its just so hard to get out of that role.

Dont feel too bad about the shirt thing, I do that at least three times a year.

Enjoy the light at the end of a very long tunnel!

Calista said...

I'm glad the end is in sight for you :) I wouldn't worry too much about your baby girl. She's testing her boundaries :) That's what they do best :)

rose_michelle said...

I'm so happy for you! Hopefully time will fly by and you'll all be together again soon!

Anonymous said...

Yayyyyy!!! I'm so happy for you!!

Regarding the 3 year old, that which does not kill you, makes you stronger.
And it'll pass.

Semper Fi Wife