I swear, I am going crazy.  My back still isn’t quite better yet, in fact, it’s hurting something fierce right now.  I’m slow to sit down and get up, I’m slow to pick things up, and especially to chase things such as Kayleigh or the dog.  With that said, I must also note that over the last week, Kayleigh’s decided she’s the boss… again.  She’s been able to get out of the pack n play for quite a while now but hasn’t done it since the time she tried to get out of the crib (while I wasn’t here) and fell.  But suddenly, she graduated to getting out onto the couch then she started getting out without the couch, now when we use the pack n play to “gate” off the space between the couch and love seat (which has previously worked very well), she’s gone to climbing over the arm of the couch or love seat to get around it, OR just plain pushing it out of the way.  She also pushes the gate pieces of the dog’s “corral” around as well as another large (actual) gate we have.  Since the gate doesn’t open enough to span the doorway between the center room and the living room, my father-in-law put together a couple of boards with an old towel for padding to fill in that extra space.  Kayleigh just pushes it all down.  AND she can open the back door.  Nothing is sacred anymore and I’m having a hard time keeping up.

And with all of this in mind, Kayleigh is just as bad as Elijah (if not worse) at learning her lessons.  No matter what happens or how many times I tell her no or stop or whatever, she doesn’t get it, she just keeps going for it.  I’ve put her in her crib with some toys and such because I can’t take it anymore for a while.

All of this wouldn’t be so bad if it was just a little bit during the day, but it’s constant. She just won’t give it up.  She refuses to play with her toys and only wants to leave the house or do things she’s not supposed to.  I wouldn’t mind taking her outside to run around for a bit at all, but I can’t do it by myself right now, she’s too fast for me while my back is so stiff.  My back has been bothering me for a week now, I just wish I would get better already.  Of course, if I could keep from having to lift Kayleigh out of trouble.  She’s more than twice what I’m supposed to be lifting.

Sigh, I really think I might go nuts.  Someone please tell me how long this is going to last because I need to see the light at the end of the tunnel…