Forewarning...I am writing this with only half a cup of coffee in my system
S3 and S4 have been on this kick lately...either they fight like no one else or they are adorable like no one else.
They arrive home from school and help each other get a glass, milk and cookie. Best of buds. They decide to go outside to toss the football back and forth. Within five minutes they are screaming at each other, wrestling the other to the ground, shoving and pushing each other around. Did I mention screaming?, it bears repeating.
Because I continue to say, "You two are brothers and you will be FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE so figure this out", I try to let them hash it out themselves. I cringe through the exchange and every once in awhile I have to separate them because they need to be separated.
At night, when they have gone to bed (finally), I sit down, hold my head in my hands and want to cry. I am emotionally and physically exhausted. I peer through my fingers at my husband and groan, "They are driving me insane....."
I am serious.
Last week the three youngest boys announced they are going to be in the church Christmas program. Daddy said they could. Mama was going to make sure they weren't because she didn't want to do the practice running. Daddy won.
The Christmas Play is a Spelling Bee Musical. We have a cd.
We must listen to the cd because the boys need to know the songs and their lines.
So, we get in the suburban and the Christmas musical cd in on and singing "S P E L L I N G B E E" all happy high-pitched kid like. You parents know what I mean. It hurts your ears it is so high-pitched, happy, scrape your fingernail along the chalkboard sounding. And the music is so loud as to soak into them that they might absorb the words. They need to know every song, every line and all their friends lines too.
Today, I am listening to this super happy high-pitched singing and actually missed the moments that all I had to do is deal with them fighting over who hit who with a wad of paper or stole the others hat.
This morning I had only time to suck down a half a cup of coffee as I was walking out the door and had no time to make myself coffee for the ride, I am certain that has to do with some of my insanity at the moment. However, if you see me with my head twitching to some weird beat and my eyes buggy eyed out and me singing in a chant sort of way, "Be nice, S P E L L I N G B E E, be nice, S P E L L I N G B E E," you will understand why.
Place coffee in my hand.
Perhapes consider kidnapping me.
And pray I make it through this current phase in our lives.