Tragedy Brings Celebration of Life

I don’t know why I followed a link to a story about two little boys, four and two, dying in the storm surge on Staten Island during Hurricane Sandy after being ripped out of their mother’s arms while she was trying to carry them to safety.

My boys are four and two. I can’t imagine . . . I just can’t. (Read at your own risk!)

I’ve been so irritable the past few days. Weeks? I don’t know. Ask my husband. 🙂 Pie must contradict my every word, even in the face of facts. Beanie is deriving enjoyment from hitting his brother over the head with whatever is in his hands at the moment. He has the most maniacal little laugh for a two-year-old!

I feel like I’ve been at my wit’s end for days, angry at the drop of a hat because Pie’s arguing gets my goat every time. His eating habits are frustrating at best. Beanie’s not as picky, as long as the food can be consumed from a bottle. His sleep habits are the frustrating thing about him right now. Between the two of them, I am begging for a Calgon moment by 10am.

But after reading that story, maybe I should think about how I would feel if they were taken from me so tragically, and hug them instead of losing my cool for the tenth time that morning.

Well, now Beanie is fussing again, probably because he just woke up to discover he’s in his bed. Which he apparently really hates. Seems like a good time for some late-night cuddling . . .

2 thoughts on “Tragedy Brings Celebration of Life

  1. I totally understand being frustrated beyond belief, yet feeling grateful to have the frustration. Kidlet has been pushing buttons like crazy for the last month. Yet yesterday when I couldn’t find her at the school for pick up, I couldn’t stop crying the moment I found her. I do not cry in public. Yet if you were at the school yesterday you would have seen me sobbing. She may drive me crazy, but I cannot imagine life without her.

    Hopefully the boys give you a bit of peace today!

    1. That would scare me, too! Especially in a totally new area! Glad you found her!

      We really should get together soon, now that you’re out here! I can take you on a tour of the area sometime. 🙂

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