Ha ha ha. Spoke too soon. P raged on M yesterday evening. I had to be out at a neighbourhood meeting, so I wasn't home to experience it. P and B had their bikes out yesterday afternoon and evening for the first time of 2010. Lots of excitement about this from all four of us!!! In a race after supper, P cut off B's lane, causing B to crash and get scraped on the sidewalk. This is a classic happening around here with P, but you never get used to this as someone's winning strategy. I guess there was some initial lying about how this happened, but since M saw the whole thing there truly couldn't have been any real doubt in anyone's mind. When confronted by that reasoning, P threw a tantrum the likes of which we haven't seen in over a year (according to M last night and corroborated by P this morning). It included kicking. And a ton of screaming. Fun stuff. M was proud of himself that he didn't lose it along with P -- stayed completely calm and even used Christine's line of "I'm right here." So the tantrum didn't last all that long. P seemed very embarrassed this morning when I talked with him about it. Today he is back to more of his normal self -- didn't even strike me as in his regression anymore, though I seriously doubt that can be the case as the spring break separation from me hasn't actually occurred yet.
Yes, as Lisa commented to my last post, the upcoming mom-break is completely and totally cool. I can't wait. So many silly little self-indulgences are building up in my mind, such as cleaning the bathroom and having it stay sparkling for the entire week and being able to be on whatever schedule I want!