Not a good Thursday

Today is not a good Thursday. I'm cranky and tired and short-tempered. Three things to not be when taking care of toddlers. My infant is being an absolute angel, but then he usually is. My daughter has managed to paint furniture and one of the girls I take care of, in addition to the project they were working on. The other girl has turned into a consummate tattletale about *everything* despite constant admonitions that I don't need to know about it unless Joy is hurting herself or something or someone else.

It's truly annoying. I just want to curl up and take a nap and maybe start the day over.

Oh well. Maybe some cleaning will help. I've offered story time, but the girls aren't interested and I have no energy to force the issue.