I think my kids have gone absolutely wild! They are constantly fighting, arguing, yelling, screaming, hitting, biting, ignoring everything mommy says and I’ve had enough. I know it’s normal and all apart of life and having three kids. Even still, I NEED A BREAK! I need the chaos to stop, even just for a day so that I don’t feel like I’m spending my day putting kids in time outs or yelling just to be heard above the screaming!
I think some of this has to do with being cooped up in the house. We try to mix it up and spend our mornings doing different things if we are stuck in the house. However, there is only so much we can do. And it gets repetitive. The weather just warmed up enough for us to spend the last two mornings outside for about an hour and a half each day. I know that the kids have had enough when Madeline starts refusing to get up after she falls down and because she’s got two very long ribbons of snot coming out of her nose. I don’t know what it is about her but she’s the only one who has that problem when we go out into the cold.
I alos know it’s time to come in when Isabelle says to me “Mommy, my hands are frrrreeeeeezing!” Aidan however, he could be outside forever. Just give that boy a shovel and he’s happy to just be. Even when the girls have had enough, he still wants to be outside playing.
Oh how I long for the summer. I can’t wait for it to take me 3 minutes to get the kids ready to go outside rather than 15 minutes. I can’t wait to be outside all morning, either in our yard or at the park or out for walks. What does make me a little sad, is that I think this summer will go by quickly. Now that the kids are bigger and moving around so much, playing at the park or even just running around after each other, I think time is going to speed up. Next thing I will know they will be graduating from highschool and moving out! So perhaps I should try to enjoy this winter that feels like it’s taking forever!