Well. As several friends can attest, I started out having an AWFUL day with Jack today. I did. I swore and yelled at him. I was furious and frustrated with him. I let him know it in no uncertain terms. In short I was THE worst mother EVER. Well I wasn't, even I have limits, but I still wouldn't have won any "AWESOME MOM" awards. That's a given.
Anyway, after sending the kids and pup outside to play and spending THREE HOURS on the phone having pep talks from friends, life seemed like it would be alright and wasn't ruined by having Jack share it with us. (Honestly, he was being rotten....!) I decided to pull myself together and go to see a friend across town. We gathered supplies (Including a Gen~You~Ine Figgy Pudding!!) and the puppy and headed to Diana's. We had a dog bathing party with a neighbor of hers and three pooches, the smallest of which was mine!!! The kids played HyperDash (Yeahy HyperDash, still LOVING that game!!) and the dogs raced around in the sun, drying off their shiny coats. I learned that puppy WILL come back if I shout "PUPPYPUPPYPUPPY" and maniacally shake a container of puppy treats!!!! (Who wouldn't, eh?!) and I also learned that, left unattended, Jack WILL walk all the way up the housing estate and be found by my friend's neighbor's husband whom I had only met 15 minutes earlier. Luckily. (I'm choosing to not think about it.......) Rex was going to be home late so I phoned in a pizza and picked it up along with a Dessert Pizza ( oh and aren't THEY just delicious!????? Nope. ) and headed home. Jessie and Jack had a shower and put their PJ's on whilst I fed the dogs and started the pizza. When they came down Jessie asked if we could watch A Cinderella Story whilst we ate. We did! It was quite a sweet little romance, just perfect for a nine year old girl. Jackster seemed to enjoy it too. We were just getting to the end of both the pizza and the movie when Jack suddenly and literally THREW himself at me and said "I YUV YOU" !!
" Well, I love you too, Jack!" I said.
"And I yuv Jessie" he said... "And I yuv playing huweee with you"..........And he threw his arms around my neck and covered my face with cherry flavored kisses!!!! What a sweetheart!!! I wrapped my arms around his little body and hugged him tight.
This morning I would have given him away to the first person I saw in the street. By bedtime I'd fight lions to keep him near me.
What a rollercoaster.