Monday, February 23, 2009

Day off...

I did take photos today... a few anyway. And I don't have anything else pressing to do that would prevent me from uploading and blogging those photos. But the fact of the matter is, I'm exhausted. My kids are wearing me out. Have I mentioned that Brayden is almost three? Age three did not go over well the last time I did it... with Jack. The myth of the terrible 2's, in my opinion, is just that - a myth. Two ain't got nothin' on three. In my opinion. And the opinion of most of the other parents I know who are in or have survived age three. Or maybe it's just a boy thing. I don't know... I don't have girls, all I know is boys. But boy oh boy... this little boy is driving me nuts. I can't even pinpoint exactly what it is... just that he's on my last nerve and has some serious attitude problems right now and lots of tantrums and overall is just being a beast. He's always been a beast. But he's ramped it up at the moment. And Jack well... he's Jack. He's actually overall doing really great, but is having his moments too. On top of all this, I've been babysitting my sweet neice Kate a couple of days a week. It hasn't added TOO much to my plate honestly, except that making sure the needs of three kids are met at one time (instead of my usual two) does have me doing a bit more juggling than I'm used to. In particular, Brayden is having a hard time getting along with Kate. The first few days he did great... he's just over it, AND he's going through a phase (independent of Kate's presence) right now that's making him more demanding. So refereeing his interactions with Kate has been taxing. Days like today... especially late in the day today... I feel like all I'm doing is disciplining. And being bossed around. And wanting to crawl into a hole (or just my bed - which I love) and cover my ears and go to my happy place where all is quiet and peaceful and warm. :)

So on that note. I decided not to deal with my pictures today... but to vent instead. Now I'm going to go watch 24, and let my husband give me a back rub. Then go to bed and do it all over again tomorrow.......................... ;)

3 comments:

carrielyns said...

You poor thing. I wanted to let you know 3's are the worst, even for girls. You're right, 2's ain't got nothin' on 3's! I hope Brayden's bad 3's phase is relatively short. I will pray God grants you extra patience and well behaved kids!

Danielle said...

See I didn't really THINK it was just the boys. I was talking to someone yesterday - can't remember who now - who suggested maybe it's just the boys. Three sucks. I hope 3's are better - or shorter - for B, too! Thanks for your thoughts though Carrielyn!

Amber said...

I have to agree that three is way worse than two for sure!