Post Office Disaster

Monday, April 02, 2007

I'm an active member on bookmooch (note link on the right), which is an online book exchange, and end up making about 2 or 3 trips to the post office each week. Since we were out of town last week, I had to make a trip first thing to mail off a couple of books people had mooched from me while I was gone. Thought we'd be in and out, but Samuel acted like he was two in full force. First he didn't want to hold my hand while we crossed the street, and when I told him it wasn't an option, he became like a spaghetti noodle, throwing himself down and screaming in the street. I had to carry him in, then he proceeded to run through the post office with another boy screaming. When I called him over to where I was standing, he completely ignored me. Meanwhile, I was feeling incredibly nauseated, and wasn't dealing with the situation very well. Samuel started running his tongue all over the surface of the bar where people wait in line. After his illness the past week, the last thing I need is for him to pick up some nasty flu bug from the post office, so I went over and took his hand to lead him away from the bar and over by me. Again, the spaghetti noodle. I lifted his dead weight to the counter where I was trying to fill out customs sheets so I could mail the books to Canada & Europe. He wasn't willing to sit there, of course, and jumped off the counter, assuming I'd catch him, which I did, and again proceeded to run through the post office screaming. I wanted to cry, because I felt so incredibly nauseated, and didn't have the emotional or physical strength at that point to deal with him. Somehow, I did...made it home, and had a good cry. I can deal with being pregnant, the nausea, the headaches, and I can deal with a two year old, but dealing with both together at the same time is a whole new learning experience for me. This is going to prepare me for two kids, I know, but it isn't easy!



Anonymous said...

Oh......not fun!! Try and tell Samuel he needs to help Mommy because you are going to have his little bro/sis?! Yeah~ right, like you can sit down and reason with a two year old~~ready to take on the world--with no fear!!!

Anonymous said...

I like your new layout for your blog Karli! It is nice!

The Ferriter Family said...

I have been there.....sorry to say it happens at the worse times. They throw fits after because they arn't the centre of attention. Why we had a similar problem just the other the post office...I hate to even show my face there again.

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