Have you ever had one of those days were nothing seemed to go right? That bedtime just can't get here soon enough? That was our day today. It started out a little rough with all 3 of the older boys in our bed before the sun came up. Around 6:30 I finally sent them out of our room so I could hopefully get a little sleep. Once we were all up things were going better. We took the boys to the Lowe's kids workshop, and they built tic-tac-toe boards. It was the 1st time we had done that, and it was a lot of fun. Sadly, after that things went down hill quickly. The boys argued, fought, didn't listen and were generally just not behaving at all. I am glad today is coming to a close and we get a new start tomorrow. It is days like today I have to stop and remind myself how lucky we are that our kiddos are here and able to misbehave. After a friend lost her daughter she said that she would give anything to be dealing with terrible twos, tantrums, potty training, teen years, etc. Her words have stayed with me, and on these kind of days I try to remember just how lucky I am. But, wow what a day!
I am the mother of 4 crazy, fun, caring, loving, smart, silly, and compassionate boys. I am lucky enough to be on this wild roller coaster ride with my best friend. Join us as we continue on this never dull journey called parenthood...
Brandt is 9 years old, and is in 3rd grade. He is a typical eldest child. He is such a sweetheart, fabulous at sharing, and mature beyond his years. He is incredibly intelligent and a perfectionist. He takes such great care of his brothers. He absolutely loves babies, and can not pass one without talking to it. He loves reading, baseball, and jogging with his daddy.
Brayden is 7 and in 2nd grade. He is really reading well and gets very proud of himself when he learns something new. He has had a terrible time with ear infections. As a result has had 6 ear surgeries to date, with a possible 7th in his future. He is our sunshine and thunderstorm. He is so warm and caring, but if gets upset you better watch out!
Bryson is 6 and so full of life. He is in Kindergarten, and really excelling. He has a zest and joy about everything he does. He is our family comedian and has us constantly cracking up. He is obsessed with baseball, football, or any sport really. He played t-ball and flag football this year. He is extremely tough, and very rarely cries even when he is hurt.
Brennan is 3 and the caboose to our train. He loves baseball and football...really any sport. He is in preschool 2 days a week and hangs out with momma the other 3 days. He thinks he is just as big as the other boys. He is still super affectionate, which I LOVE. Hard to believe he is approaching his 4th birthday already.
The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life. ~James Christensen
Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him. Psalms 127:3
The days are long, but the years are short!
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrows; it empties today of strength." Corrie ten Boom