Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Angels and Demons

And no, I'm not talking about the new movie coming out soon! I'm talking about my kids.

I've been through the terrible two's...but are there "terrible six's" too??

Beth has been down right terrible these last 3-4 weeks. She's really testing boundaries. She's talking back with a very smart mouth. She is completely NOT listening to us any more or doing much of anything asked of her - just basically uncooperative. Her "drama-queenness" has escalated, too! She's been awful to Sarah. I could go on. Maybe it was the bladder infection? Maybe it was the lack of sleep due to the bladder infection? Maybe its the antibiotic? Maybe its spring fever? I have no idea what it is and I'm exhausted at trying to figure it out. My patience grows EXTERMELY thin......

Sarah on the other hand has been a dream child lately! Maybe that is God's way of keeping me sane. When one child is about to put me over the top, the other one's good behavior compensates for that and makes me realize that I DO love my kids! :-) This morning, upon waking up, she snuggled up to me and after being very quiet and just "being" there...she looked up at me and said "good morning momma! I love you!" Aahhhh....... She then chatted on about how it rained and the flowers were happy that they had a drink of water and oh, wow...look at all the puddles...and look mommy at the squirrel! Upon picking out her clothes, she was so excited to wear a certian butterfly shirt that she hugged the shirt, then hugged me and told me she "I love it!" and then said "I love you, too, mommy!" Two "I love you's" before! She got her hair down nicely....ate breakfast nicely....she was a little angel this morning....

I remember my mom saying that "three" was one of her favorite ages when I was little. Well...with Beth...3 was ANYTHING BUT great. Three was Beth's terrible two's. She skipped the terrible two's. She had TERRIBLE THREE'S! Sarah, however, did have the terrible two's...but more at the beginning of two. She will be 3 in less than a month. I'm kinda looking forward to it!

We've been busy around here- sorry for the lack of posting lately! Meetings....late nights.....the gym....spring's arrival.....