What a day! I feel like since I’ve changed my attitude things are so much better. Who would have thought?
I’m not perfect, although I like to make people think that. My kids drive me nuts most days. You know what has helped me with that? I’ve excepted them for who they are. Kids are kids. Bonus and Atticus are so different. Atticus is calm, quiet (most of the time), and likes to cuddle. Bonus is my little wild man. He is running non stop, loud, and full of life 24/7. It’s hard for me to get Bonus to calm down. Why does he have so much energy? It was a constant battle between him and me all day, until my husband said to me “That’s just how Bonus is. We have to accept him for that. We shouldn’t try to change him.” Why did it take him saying that for me to figure it out? #1 mom here shouldn’t need someone to tell her that. I’ve realized lately I’ve been a little on edge. I can’t snap at the kids because they’re having fun. Maybe they’re being to loud. I’ve realized the kids don’t know why I’m upset if I don’t explain why I need them to be quieter. If I freak out on them they think they’re in trouble for simply having fun! How wrong is that?
Not only has it helped them, it’s helped my attitude tremendously. Thanks to my husband I’ve been able to step back and take a look at myself. I feel less tense. The kids listen better. Overall there’s a better vibe in the house.
Today I took the kids over to play with their friend Foster. Here’s a picture of all three boys. It’s hard to get them to look at the camera at the same time.
The boys had a great time playing with Foster. I think we are taking them to the zoo next week since the weather has been so nice! They will love that. After we left Foster’s house, we had dinner with Pam (mom in law) and headed home. We had a great day today. I love my boys.
Just know if your kids drive you nuts…you’re not the only mom that feels that way. Just take a deep breath and accept it. We’re not perfect and neither are they. No matter what is going wrong, it could always be worse. Being a parent is tough, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
When do kids start getting along? Ever?! Atticus is 5 and Bonus is 4. I love how close they are in age and I have hope that one day they will be best friends forever. It seems like today has been nonstop with them. They are constantly fighting over something. If Atticus has a toy, Bonus wants it. If Bonus is watching a movie, Atticus wants to watch something else. It goes on and on. How do you make it stop??
Besides the constant bickering, I got a lot of stuff done today. I did a lot around the house, made a great lunch, and helped my mom-in-law rearrange her living room. I didn’t get a chance to do my crafting, but I have all day tomorrow to work on it.
The boys are sleeping in the living room again. They love sleeping on that air mattress. I can hear them watching Funniest Pets and People and they are cracking up. It’s so sweet to hear them giggling together. I’d rather hear giggling then fighting any day!
Even though they test my patience almost everyday, I still love these little cuties more than ever. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without them in it.
While I was over helping the mother-in-law, I snagged a few movies we hadn’t seen yet. I’m off to take a shower and pop some popcorn for a movie night with the hubs.