Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Crazy Love

I always thought I wanted someone to just ADORE me. Love me so much it pained them to be apart from me, even for a moment. Love me so much they were in deep deep despair if I even left the room. Someone to love me more than anything else in the world....

Meet my little crazy obsessive Mom Lover:


Katie.

As with most things the reality is FAR FAR different from the dream. For one thing, she looks absolutely nothing like George Clooney.

If I so much as appear like i might leave Katie's immediate vicinity, she has a complete and total meltdown. Simply going to the kitchen while she is in the living room causes her to stand pitifully sobbing, clutching the gate that separates us, mournfully wailing "mamaaaaaaaaaaa... mamaaaaaaa... " like I have left for China rather than gone in to get her more juice. If i don't return quickly enough it rapidly turns into a full blown hysterical tantrum, complete with kicking, screaming, and the throwing of any object she can get her hands on, sometimes aimed right at me.

(Ah, the tantrums.... that is a post for another day but seriously, already with this? the tantrums are killing me....)

Charlotte,not surprisingly, loves me but also seems just fine with the idea that I am just going into the kitchen, or god forbid upstairs to the bathroom, and will be back. She waves goodbye and blows me kisses while Katie wails. She looks at Katie with her patented LaLa eye-roll, and then proceeds to take full advantage of my 3 minute absence by pulling 100 baby wipes out of the package or using the phone to redial whoever was lucky enough to be my last call (in recent days this has included my brother, former coworker, mother in law and the NY Times Subscription Department....)

Charlotte.... she might be calling you next....

PJ and I are leaving the girls with Grandma next Monday and going on a nice little MUCH MUCH needed vacation to Sanibel Island. When we originally talked about going I was all for it. Then when it was actually booked I had immediate remorse and thought HOW can I possibly leave my babies for five whole days? Now, after weeks of constant sickness, screaming, crying, fit throwing and having an almost 30 pound child stuck to me like GLUE I am once again ready to go. God help my mother.

22 comments:

monica said...

Oh the fits get worse before they get better! That is so cute that she won't leave your side! And Charlotte she will be a talker on the phone one day!

Lisa said...

I've been to sanibel island it's very nice! I had the best cheesecake of my life there, it's this chocolate raspberry cheesecake only I can't remember the name of the restaurant. it had portholes for windows though. you must find it! i'm still pining for that cake!

Tootie said...

Maybe things will go more smoothly when you get back from vacation. I hope you have a wonderful time with no stress.

Following Him said...

Your mother will do fine! YOU and PJ need this vacation and get away to yourselves. No baby slobber, no crying, and no fits for FIVE DAYS...
~Elyse~

Mandy said...

Oh I completely understand...one of my boys is in that stage now and screams when I leave. It breaks my heart but it can also be very exhausting. It sounds like you and the hubby very much deserve this vacation...enjoy it! :)

Meg said...

I love your sense of humor...and it sure helps when you are a mom! Keep up the good work.

Molly said...

Ooooh, I am so excited for you that you are getting a vacation. You deserve one, girlie! And make sure to post some pics of your trip. I have always wanted to go there.

Kitty Laird said...

I have one of those and it's my 4-year-old. Sorry to say it may never end.
However, I hope you guys have an awesome vacation. You deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the vacation. You both definately deserve it. You will love Sanibel, it's a lovely and peaceful place for a vacation. Enjoy!!

P.S. I think the restaurant with the yummy cheesecake is called the Bubble Room on the Captiva end of the island. You must visit it!!

Jennifer said...

Megan, you never fail to crack me up. My two (brothers, not twins) were also at total opposite ends of the attachment spectrum, which was always kind of head-scratching to me. Parenting: Never a dull moment! Enjoy your vacation.

The Eadle Family said...

haha, hope you enjoy your vacation. When you get back home, she might be even more clingy! :S Just a warning!

Linda said...

I'm with you on the tantrums! Mine follow me into the bathroom! Hope you have a great vacation. Have a drink for me!

Anonymous said...

they're so cute in the pics :)
enjoy your time away, you deserve it. i'll be on sanibel island in june for a wedding, it's gorgeous!

Miss Adventurous said...

Their eyes look SO beautiful in those pictures! You are so lucky :)

Christa said...

You crack me up! This was an awesome post:) Have an AWESOME time on your trip!!!

The Bossy Yankee said...

Have a great trip. It is amazing how easy they make it for you right before a trip to leave. Of course as soon as you are away you are going to miss them. Enjoy your 5 days of sleep and relaxation. And you know going potty in private without any crying in stereo.

Jody said...

My girls are suddenly all about Mommy, too, and while it seems so nice in theory it's been insane in practice. Alice is my Katie... she flips her shit if she sees me get my coat on. Oh good lord, it is the end of humanity! Even walking into the kitchen is suspicious since it might mean, what, I don't know, 20 seconds of separation!

Have a great trip! We all need some time away. No, really. I need some. Hello? Anyone??

motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

I know about the fits! Arrrghgghhh! Katie's pigtails are adorable.

Have fun in Sanibel....I am a little jealous....okay...I am a lot jealous.....

Cari (CNJ110505 NJ Nestie) said...

First off - I'm so jealous you are going to Sanibel Is. I LOVE it there besides Key West. Have a great time!!! Second - Brian is the same way with me leaving the room and he will be 2 in a few days. Anytime I leave to go food shopping - he loses it. No matter where i go, outside to get the mail, upstairs to the bathroom - he loses it. Then it happened - my a-ha moment. We always say bye-bye to daddy because he is going to work and now when Brian hears daddy get his car keys in the morning - he says "bye-bye daddy, daddy working" So when I had to go out the other day it dawned on me. I told him I had to go to work (I'm a SAHM)he came upstairs w/ me so I could get ready and then we came down and he sat on the couch, "mommy got her jacket" I said that to him and then I told him I was going to work. He waved bye-bye mommy. Try it - who knows what will happen (for when you have to leave the house) As far as going to another room - I guess just keep talking to her and tell her you are coming right back but I'm guessing you are already doing that. Good luck and enjoy your vacation

proudmama02 said...

Oh, how I relate to this post. Noah refuses anyone and everyone but me these days. If I put him down for a second - let alone leave his sight - he sobs and says "I cryin' Mommy! I CRYIN'! UP! UP! UP" Sigh. It's so nice to be loved but...a break would be nice. Enjoy your trip!!

Kelly said...

You are as so funny! I love to read your blog..you always have something whitty to say about an impossible situation! I hope you have a fantastic time on vacation..you really do deserve it!

Rebecca Nixie said...

I'd love to get a call from your LaLa!! I hope you have a WONDERFUL 5 days away with your husband!! My husband and I have waited almost 12 years before going on a vacation without the kids...a vacation MUCH overdue!!!