Words cannot express how insane Amelia can make me. In general, Amelia is very sweet and silly. However, when she's in a bad mood or not feeling well, her tantrums and whining can become quite unbearable. She is intense about everything.
Amelia was still her crazy, screaming self this morning. It has been a literal wrestling match buckling her in the car seat lately. After dropping Jackson off this morning, we headed to a park a few minutes away. Amelia protested and sat in the adjacent parking space. Thankfully we were the only people in the entire lot. This particular park is always strangely empty.
She still refused to move and became even angrier when I put her in the wagon.
After fifteen minutes of pouting, Amelia finally chose to join her siblings.
Praise God, it seems the sunshine was all she needed to resume her typically sweet demeanor. She tickled James and hugged him until he fell over. The two were intertwined in a fit of laughter.
The trio played in the sand and went for a walk. I skipped my morning Zumba. Everyone was finally content; I didn't want to jinx anything.
After an hour and a half at the park, we headed home for lunch and a bit of downtime. Then it was off to pick up Jackson. The 70 degree sunshine demanded our time outside. I headed to another wooded park. In case I was confused by his actions, Jackson declared, "I'm in a grumpy mood. I'm going to sit in this tunnel and I'm not going to play." The trio and I explored while Jack had downtime.
We took the long trail back to the parking lot so we could search for treasure, aka pine cones and sticks.
I didn't realize how much I've missed Amelia's smiles and giggles. I hope we're turning a corner back to more relaxed, pleasant days.