Is this what my 4 years of college and 7 years of teaching experience have taught me? Give in, be inconsistent with my punishment? What would Super Nanny have done? Probably marched out of the shower, birthday suit and all and improvised some timeout bench with the potty chair. But I’m too tired from my 6-hour screaming session with Naomi last night to even chastise myself for long. So instead I rinse the suds from my eyes only to feel another glacial air blast. “JENNA!!!!” I look up just in time to see that little stinker scamper off again. Just like Jenna, always needing to have the last stubborn word or action. I swear that kid has Oppositional Defiant Disorder! But then what two-year-old doesn't? Score: Jenna 1, Mommy 0.
After breakfast, we head out in two cars to take our Toyota Camry scheduled for repair because the check engine light came on again and some sensor something that controls I don’t know what is faulty and needs to be replaced or our car will continue to stall at every red light and stop sign. That price tag is $350. As Mike is pulling out of the driveway we hear a loud bang noise. At first, we didn’t know what it was until Mike couldn’t roll the window back up. Our window motor broke and the window pane dropped out. It is rainy season now in Florida so this presents a huge problem. So we drop off the Van instead totaling $250 and head home. The Camry is a super mess so Mike brings in boxes of items from the trunk and back seat inside for us to go through together.