Morgan had a classmate’s birthday party to attend today. Dan wouldn’t switch his schedule, so I had to bring Ashley. I decided to take advantage of the situation and make it a “special” day for Ashley.
The party was held in a room adjacent to a local restaurant/deli. Ashley and I had lunch together. I also chatted with Rebecca for a little while (her daughter Emma also attended the party). I’m sure Ashley wasn’t thrilled, but she wasn’t too pissy about it 🙂 She knows how I can go on and on and on. So does everyone else for that matter.
After lunch, Ashley and I stopped off at the car and got some old buns to feed to the ducks at the local pier. It was a really sunny and pretty day out, but it was still bitter and windy near the lake. She didn’t get to feed any ducks, but the seagulls sure got fed. Nasty creatures.
After spending some time at the pier, we took a long walk around the Village of RP. It was much warmer the further we got from the lake. I made that kid walk forever. Hopefully, I worked some of my lunch off. I didn’t have a shake today, I shared a poutine with Ashley instead. My guilty pleasure. Ashley loves it too. Bad, bad, bad.
Eventually we went back to the party and got Morgan.
We’ve been back at home for about 40 minutes or so. The fighting began as soon as we got inside. Ashley just cannot help herself. She loves to antagonize Morgan. Morgan then hits her, she hits back. The screaming escalates. Ashley ended up with a 21-minute time out (7 minutes for the original offense, 7 minutes for sassing and another 7 minutes for making me physically place her in her room).
Goes to prove that nothing I do is ever good enough for that kid.