March 31, 2014

He may not be walking yet but we have most definitely entered the world of TROUBLE!!! Nothing is baby proofed enough for our trouble maker. Every staircase is inviting, every outlet looks lickable and every ledge is climbable. If I thought my life was relaxed and calm before, it’s taken on a WHOLE other level of NOT relaxed and NOT calm. For the love of G-d child, sit still!!!!!

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I get it that this is a stage that every child must go through. Let alone a child who is NOT walking, who must learn to get along on his own two feet. I’ve certainly gone through this before…twice to be exact. But this time around, I’m tired. I’m worn from managing temper tantrums with a three year old and having heated debates with a kindergartner.

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Not one single offspring of mine listens to a word I say. At some point I probably should say I am wasting my breath and efforts saying “no.” YES, you may go play with your toys even though we are running late to get to school…why bother with no since they don’t actually register that?! YES, you may spend your entire existence on the ipad…why bother with human interaction when fighting you is worse than any death sentence out there?! Child climbing up our wooden stairs? How can I possibly ignore that?!?! These are safety issues!!! And almost as if he knows it, he climbs two smiles over at me and climbs the rest. Another defiant offspring!!!!

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As much as I’m anxious for the time that he is balanced on his feet and picking up the pace a bit, I’m terrified for what this means to his constant pace of TROUBLE! At the end of the day I only have two hands. How is it possible to keep a child safe who seems to be on a mission that leads to everything dangerous and destructive?!?! Have I mentioned that I’ve recently been discovering gray hair. Wonder who’s responsible for that?!?!

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