Thursday, October 25, 2012
Adjusting To Change...
I know, I know...I've been neglecting my blog lately. I've had so much going on with every aspect of my life. I just haven't had a chance to put pen to paper, so to speak. I have so many things I want to write about, yet can't seem to formulate any of them into words these days.
My biggest stresser right now, is my girls!!! I'm guessing it's the adjusting to me having a boyfriend. Every time he's around they both seem to forget how to behave. Before he came over for dinner last night, we had a talk about appropriate and inappropriate behavior. The day before, my sister had a talk with them too. I know, any of you that know my sister...know that was a kettle vs. pot conversation. But she tried.
Slou has already started the "you're choosing him over me" shenanigans. If you know me AT ALL, you know that's a load of crap. I know she's just vying for my attention. I know it's going to take time for her to get used to me having someone besides her and her sister in my life, but he's not going anywhere.
Beelay on the other hand thinks she's just being funny, but what she's really being is disrespectful and pushing my patience to a breaking point. She was so wound up last night that the only way I was able to get her to the stairs was by leading her by her hair. Mind you, I was not dragging or yanking her by the hair. I simply had a handful of her chestnut locks in my hand as if it were her hand in mine and walked her to the bottom of the stairs and quietly threatened to beat her if she didn't go get in the bed. This was after she'd been allowed to hang out with us for an hour or so.
I've tried explaining to them that I'd love to be able to take them with us to do things, like bowling or the movies or corn maze, etc. But if they can't behave at home, why on earth would I take them out in public? I've explained that I'd like to be able to invite him over to the house during the week, so that they don't feel like I'm choosing him over them by going out with him or over to his house instead, but after last night....I'm most definitely going out to his house tonight. And I'm going to enjoy every second of the peace and quiet...and maybe next week they'll act like 11 & almost 14 year olds, rather than 2 & 5 year olds.
Our time together is limited enough without my kids trying to sabotage it with their antics. The problem is the stunts they pull are funny....and I being the questionable adult in the situation, find it VERY hard not to laugh when the dog comes hauling ass downstairs wearing one of Squirt's diapers. This is new to all of us, but I'm certain we'll find a happy medium and in the end everyone will be happy...it just may be a bumpy road to get there.
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