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We're about to embark on a girl's weekend, but not by choice.
We're about to embark on a girl's weekend, but not by choice.

I’m about to have a girls weekend with my daughter.

And as I tell my husband, “I’m very much afraid.”

The boys are going on their first Cub Scout camping trip, and I’ll be left with the 3-year-old.

Not one, but two nights.

That means it will be just me to deal with her 3-year-old rants and tantrums.

It’s crazy to think that I’m afraid to be left alone for just 48 hours with a child.

But I’m sure you’ve heard that little poem …

“There was a little girl,

            Who had a little curl,

Right in the middle of her forehead.

            When she was good,

            She was very good indeed,

But when she was bad she was horrid.”

Horrid is an understatement.

The other night she came running down to the kitchen with not a stitch of clothes on her body, pulling at her curls.  She was mad that her dad put conditioner in her hair while in the tub.  She was so mad that it became a huge process for her to put on her underwear and pajamas.

Later that evening, when both of our angels were tucked in their beds and fast asleep, my husband and I sat hand in hand on the couch and declared that our children were two pains in the ass.

It’s terrible to feel that way, but some nights we just feel that way, especially on a Friday after you’ve had a long week. I like to think that we're not alone in our feelings, but we may be the only ones to say it out loud. 

I asked the little curly diva what she wanted to do for our girls weekend.

“Go to a hotel!” she smiled.

We may just do that … for tea anyway. But, she better be good.

On my personal blog this week, I have a great guest post from a friend of mine about the topic of using reward charts for children to reinforce positive behavior.  She provides some great tips on how to achieve your goals.  I really think I need them.