I love you but........
- You're exhausting
- You're demanding
- You are crazy
- Can I have some of what you guys run on......... please?
The end of Summer holidays is nigh, how did that happen? I'm not going to lie I've found it tough having 2
monsters darlings to entertain on my days off. Individually they are great, together they are a force to be reckoned with. Sibling bickering fighting has well and truly started and the house is just noisy and hectic. When Alfie is at school my little routine with Elarna works, I get jobs done, we play together and I get errands run and then we pick Alfie up and have family time, it's a good balance. It's nice to have one on one time with Elarna but I have to be honest I do miss not having that time with just Alfie every now and again. Both of them individually are so very different.
They're great kids, I like to think we're bringing them up well, we try very hard to make sure they're polite, respectful and happy children but as I'm finding more and more on a daily basis Alfie is as Alfie does and Elarna tends to follow and even she's starting to develop her own naughty ways.
The thing is with Alf he likes routine, it does him good. For him to suddenly not be at school for 6 weeks I feel things have slipped with his behaviour somewhat. He's clearly like his Mama, I love routine! I find we end in a vicious circle of not listening, me losing my
shit patience and then us all getting stressed. We cuddle and then it starts again. Mix Elarna into this and we have a potent mixture.
I find Alfie gets the rough end of the deal sometimes. He tends to get the blame for alot of things, I don't mean to do it but I guess I assume he's being the naughty one and I shouldn't do that as I'm finding that more often than not it's Elarna testing the boundaries and full on winding Alfie up. Although, Alfie isn't perfect, he can be a sneaky little so and so and can be quite mean to his little sister at times. I have to have eyes in the back of my head, they are a cheeky pair and often found causing trouble together.
We're at this stage with them both at the moment where that sibling rivalry and disagreement is in full force. Being an only child I'm not accustomed to this, my husband is one of 3 and is well aware of sibling troubles. We're getting alot of 'I'm older than you', 'I've got more toys than you', 'I'm taller than you' from Alfie and although Elarna doesn't really get it at the moment we do have to remind Alfie that she's his little sister and younger than him so to be nice.
So my darlings. I love you both so very much but I'll be glad to get back to the routine we had......perhaps I'll be able to get some jobs done and my stress levels will be back to how they were!
Anyone else know where I'm coming from?