Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cranky Pants

Not all of our summer days have been so....beachy.
Let's take today for example.
I wake up and see that it's another beautiful, sunny day.
So we pack up the car and the cooler and deal with a certain cranky kid that is "sick of the beach"
and tells me on the way to the beach that when he's old like me, he's never going to the beach.
I told him that's fine.
We aren't on the beach 5 minutes and it's hitting the fan.
It's too windy, too hot, a beach chair is broken, blah blah blah.
So I pack it up and we go home.
The kids were like..really?
We're leaving?
They're conditioned by now to realize that when we go to the beach
we're there to stay.
Not today.

I get it.
I'm getting a bit cranky too.
Today I thought...I'm ready for them to go back.
And then I thought..
well, then it'll just be me and Griffy..
and the puppy.
We get him in 3 weeks.
I'm starting to get a little nervous.
Like...what have I done?
I did this last year too you know.
I put a down payment on a puppy and then called the breeder the week before
we were supposed to get him and canceled.
Steve says we have more money invested in dogs that we don't own.
But, it's going to work this time.
Is it bad that I'm most excited about the puppy cleaning up all the food 
off the floors that Griffy throws?


  1. I had to let you know that we have our 2nd puppy within a year (yes I have completely lost my mind). However, Oreo is now 1 1/2 years old and the BEST dog in the world because we put in a lot of time with him early we have Kennedy...she is 4 months old and so smart and cute and well .......destructive. I have cried myself to sleep a couple of nights because I have questioned my decision...but I know that if I can just get through the next couple of months...she too will be the BEST puppy/dog evah......Hang in will be ok and your lives will be richer because of your puppy....they are so precious, loyal and well....sweet. You won't regret it (well once the puppy is potty trained anyway). If you need a pep me or blog about it....I'll give you one.
    Andrea in Illinois

  2. It's hot and we're all cranky. Even those in the South and back at school. I can't wait to see this cute puppy!!!

  3. School starting changed Hyrum's attitude. So much better. And Mr. Cranky Pants will then complain that he WANTS to go to the beach!

  4. My kids started school this week. I have clean floors and I am happy! And when they come through the door it's nice to have missed them all day.

  5. A puppy...yay. Glad that all that convincing Hannah did worked!
    Starting school is great for everyone. Routine...yes...we were made for it. Ahhhhh!

  6. I've made decisions like that and then wondered what the heck am I doing?! We lost our dog a few months ago, but when Boyd was smaller, it was GREAT to have her eating up all of the crumbs. :) Sorry the day at the beach was yuck. That happens sometimes and it stinks!