Monday, July 16, 2012
When I finally get around to posting pictures, it's going to be a picture extravaganza. Our summer has been filled with fun and friends. I think I better get on this whole blog thing before we go on vacation... Thoughts from lately: 1) Owen and Eli love each other intensely, which means they fight intensely too! I'm learning to deal with this on a 4 and 6-year old level. I have found that how I deal with behaviors with each boy is very, very different. Their personalities play a huge role in this, not just age. Eli is so tender-hearted and Owen is the master compromiser. 2) I ADORE teaching. I love that I get to do so much teaching in the summer. I also love that my children are safe with my mom and mother-in-law. 3) It's hard to come back to being a stay-at-home mommy after teaching each week. I miss the independence a little. Oh, and coming home to a perfectly clean home and all laundry done after either my mom or mom-in-law was here! 4) My husband knows how to raise boys! So glad he does because they might turn out pretty bad if I were the only one in charge. 5) Ella is finally done nursing at 20 months! We had our final bonding on July 8th. I cried the next night as she cried for me, but only 2 minutes later she was hugging me, both arms and legs wrapped around my shoulders and waist. Now we have a new routine of rocking and hugging. It's pretty amazing! 6) I obsess over organization. Mainly the fact that my house is not organized the way I want it to be. It's an unhealthy thing. 7) I stay up too late.