I am feeling amazingly blessed and lucky right now to have the wonderful IFs that I have. I had a pretty rough day yesterday. My 2 year old was driving me insane. She woke up about an hour early yesterday morning saying she was hungry so I went ahead and got up a little early and fixed them breakfast and took Alyssa to school. Zoe was so tired she fell asleep on our way home from taking Alyssa to school. I woke her up b/c it wasn't time for her nap and we had to finnish getting ready b/c I needed to go run some errands. We went up town to the tag office and to pay the water bill and I put Zoe in the stroller b/c I had to park down the street and I didn't want her running off or running around the building while I was trying to pay or waiting in line. She was fine on the walk up to both stores but once inside she started crying and screaming and pitching a fit. It was horrible and there wasn't anything I could do to get her to stop. Zoe is one of those kids you DO NOT want to be around when she's tired (or in the same store with). Of course people are all staring, which I could care less about. This one lady that walked in the tag office after us was particularly annoying with her staring. She wouldn't quit! She looked like she was in her 40s and very heavy set and she was wearing a belly shirt! Anyways, after that fiasco I decided to cut my errands short and went home to lay Zoe down for a nap. She fell asleep about half way home and I took her in the house to lay her down and she woke up wanting me to rock her. So I rocked her then put her to bed and a few minutes later she got up and came out of her room. So I put her to bed again and a little while later she got up and came out again saying she was hungry. So I fed her then put her down again and a few minutes later she got up again. I finally ended up spanking her and putting her back to bed and after that she finally stayed in bed and took a nap. After her nap we had to pick Alyssa up from school and go to wal-mart so I would try to finnish getting some of the stuff I was needing to get earlier. The whole time Zoe wasn't listening and wasn't staying with me and she was getting into everything and driving me insane so I put her in the buggy seat. We had a McDonalds cup with sprite that I had put in the back of the buggy and she reached back there and grabbed it by the lid and tried to pick it up and she dumped it out everywhere. All over the floor and half the stuff in the buggy. That was it. I couldn't take any more. I had reached my limit for the day. I got the kids and my purse and left. Just left the buggy and everything right where it was and went home.
I was talking to "I and A" today and telling them I had a bad day yesterday and they called the lady at GG and told her they wanted to offer to pay for child care. So if I need to go run errands or just need some me time that they will pay for a baby sitter or daycare. I couldn't believe it. I was so overwhelmed that they would do that. It's just above and beyond and I appreciate it so much that they would offer. Now, onto my next problem. I've NEVER left my kids with anyone besides my mom or my MIL. I'm not real big on day cares. I went to daycare as a kid, I would just prefer not to leave my kids there if I can keep from it. I'm sure I will figure out something b/c it would definitely help my sanity to be able to get a break on days like yesterday when the kids are super fussy and I've got stuff I need to do. I just can't thank them enough. They are amazing and I couldn't have asked for a better match.