Charlotte just had an epic meltdown. We have just been failing all morning at making good choices, and she just totally flipped out a few minutes ago. She ripped stuff off the refrigerator, refused to stay on the time out chair, and then took a swing at my face. I put her in her room with the baby gate up for 15 minutes for some enforced quiet time. I think she's missing her dad and feeling crappy. We're all feeling crappy - Charlotte had a stomach bug last week, and then Matt had stomach bug + achiness + sore throat starting on Friday, and I woke up today with a wicked sore throat.
I am wondering if Charlotte will fall asleep if I leave her alone long enough. It's still a little early for a nap, but between daylight savings time and running around all weekend, she might be a little worn out. I also don't know how long she was up before I got up this morning. She opened her door around 8:30, but it's possible she was up much earlier than that.
I can't wait for spring & the chance to run off all this crabbiness and crankiness outside. Going outside without boots, hat, mittens & snowpants also sounds really luxurious right now.