Oh boy, oh boy. There is never a dull moment around here. Apparently our entire family should start taking happy pills. There is the ten year old who is very self-driven, argumentative and a big time planner (much like myself) but who still hasn’t made friends with spontaneity or a sudden change in his plans yet. Getting him to be a kid and just play is the equivalent of torturing him so he’d rather do chores instead. Then there is the seven year old who is typically the one who makes everybody laugh, can change the mood of the situation (much like my husband) and tries to skip out on chores, yet he’s going through the me phase mixed with a lack of control of his emotions right now. Then we have the almost three year old who is a goofball, has a remarkable understanding of cause and effect and consequences of certain actions, which almost naturally now has made him an expert at taking advantage of that knowledge and changing the subject in an instant if needed. And then there is 10month old Wyatt who can instantly switch from having the biggest smile in the world to showing you his evil twin, topped with major stranger anxiety leading to clinginess right now. I love them, I love them, I love them… but boy are they driving me nuts sometimes. They have a way of either all tag teaming and everyone’s having a meltdown at the same time so that you can’t even get a word in and wish you had a freeze button. Or they will stagger their days so that by the time day four comes around your brain is simply fried. The biggest challenge is to NEVER let them know that they could rule this house if they actually put their heads together and planned it out just right.
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