Some of you may be wondering what I have been up to lately. I have been wondering that myself. My main goal each day is to survive the heat and humidity. I do this mainly by not leaving the house for anything-even just to walk to the car. While at home, we are trying to have some fun to keep from going crazy. It doesn't always work that well, though. Things are better now, but we went through a few weeks where I was convinced that having two children was two too many. My children are almost-three and one, and they are fighting with each other all the time. I feel bad for both of them. Poor Peter has no say over anything because Eddie is the boss, and poor Eddie can't do anything he wants because Peter messes it all up. It's a conundrum. Here are some pictures of the fun we've been having. What you can't tell in the pictures, though, is that each activity also became a fight.
Boxcar races are great fun, but it's kind of hard to wait your turn. And, frankly, they can wear a mom out pretty darn quick!
It's fun to play in the cupboards, but who gets to decide when the cupboard doors will be opened and when they will be closed? And can each child decide for himself when he will crawl out and when he will crawl in?
Coloring on the white erase board is fun, but who gets which color of marker? Who gets to control the eraser? And is there really enough room for two to draw at the same time?
Watching tv is fun, but only if we are sitting really close together, says Peter. Watching tv is fun, but only if we are sitting far apart, says Eddie.
Playing in boxes is fun (and Peter could happily sit in a box by himself for a half an hour), but pushing a box over with your little brother in it is apparently much more fun.
Ben proposed to me with a song he wrote about making a beautiful life together. My life is more beautiful than I ever imagined it could be. This blog is a record of our beautiful children, Edison, Peter, and Creegan. Their growth, accomplishments, and personalities. "It's a beautiful life. We've made a beautiful life. We'll make a beautiful life."