Wednesday, August 4, 2010

what am i gonna do with you, kid?!

Okay, so this post will sound a little silly coming from my last post about the L.O.V.E. I have for Cohen. I just needed to get my frustration out...

Monday I get a call from Jenny (Jeff's sister), asking if we wanted to go to the Sweet's candy factory in SLC! Well I had JUST seen a show on Food Network where they showed that factory, So I was all in! We had just enough people to be in our own tour group.. this was going to be so fun! Heidi and her three kids, Heidi's sis-in-law and her three kids, Jenny and her three kids, and myself with my two kids take off! When we get there, they inform us that we can't take in any 'outside' strollers, no bags, no bottles, no nothin! I honestly thought they were going to make us go in naked, that's how little you could have on!! I didn't know what i was going to do. I knew that Cohen is a handful, so how was I supposed to juggle holding Molly, and chase around Cohen?! So Jenny offered to carry Molly (what a sweetie!). I take everything back to the car, and they offered me an umbrella stroller for Cohen. It was finally our turn for the tour. We enter a room, where they (I'm assuming) explain the tour, give us instructions, and we watch a video. Well first things first, we have to wear blue hair nets! Instantly my heart started racing, I KNEW Cohen wouldn't wear that! So the lady comes by, and tries to talk up this net, making it appealing to Cohen (very sweet), but Cohen would NOT have any of it. Instantly he started screaming. LOUD. Inside i was freaking out. what the HECK was I going to do!? I took him out of the stroller, put him on my lap, and was trying to get this stupid net thing on his head! NOPE. The worker went and got candy to try to bribe him. NOPE. I felt tears building up... finally it broke... I was so frustrated. SOOOOO frustrated. If only he knew what he was going to miss out on, just cause he didn't want to wear some stupid hair NET! So, we left. Jenny helped me carry Molly out, and I put Cohen in his car seat. I cried most of the way home, other than that, there was silence. No music, no dvd player, no talking. NOTHING. I was so frustrated. Obviously I can't be mad at Cohen... he didn't do anything wrong. He is just so stubborn. Seriously... If you think your kid is stubborn, I HIGHLY doubt it. In fact... out of curiosity I looked up the definition of Stubborn....

1 a (1) : unreasonably or perversely unyielding
b : suggestive or typical of a strong stubborn nature
2 : performed or carried on in an unyielding, obstinate, or persistent manner
3 : difficult to handle, manage, or treat

They need a picture of Cohen next to this definition.

Okay, yes, I'm a little frustrated with him... this isn't the first time, and it won't be the last. I love this kid with every ounce of my being. He tests parts of me I didn't know I had! And I guess I'm thankful for that! I just wish that if I want to take him on a candy tour, he'd do it, and be excited about it!!

3 comments:

The Hester Clan said...

I still feel so bad you guys didn't get to join us. We will need to go back with Jeff and Keith and maybe we can wrestle all the kiddos. We need to go do a park day or something this week. I will give you a call. If it's any help all of us have had a child who has done the same thing at some point or another so we all know exactly how you feel. So sorry! :)

tatton.kirsten.brookelyn.ethan said...

It'll get better...like I know from experience right? Nah, I don't, but it will and your an amazing mom, so that's what I'm going off of.

And...it sounds like that Sweet factory could bend a few rules and make it a bit easier for moms to bring kids...seriously...

Court said...

hahahaha! jen! you poor thing!! if it makes you feel any better, that post made my day (so stinkin' funny). i can relate cos i was the MOST stubborn child. don't worry, we (sort of) grow out of it. :)

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