Friday, August 15, 2014

Surrounded by Chaos

Having boys means that I am constantly surrounded my chaos.

These 2 never stop moving, jumping, yelling, playing, fighting, laughing, eating, and generally making a mess.  Sometimes I feel like whenever I have to take them both to the store or to a restaurant that everyone is looking at us.  The energy level is just so freakin' high.  I crave quiet.  When they finally fall asleep at night it's like a huge accomplishment.

They are completely oblivious to how others around them view their behavior in public.  Half the time they are playing some game that only the 2 of them understand.  I dread having to run errands with them and find myself going out of my way to get things done while I am alone.  Getting them to go in the first place without a million complaints and me pleading for them to get there shoes on...

Get you shoes on...
Get your shoes on now...
Get your shoes on now PLEASE!!!!

Get in the car...
Get in the car...
Get in the car on your side!
Don't lock your brother out!
GET IN THE CAR!

Get out of the car...
Get our of the car please...
Stop playing, get out of the car NOW!

I love my boys but it's truly exhausting to be raising 2 non-stop boys.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back-to-School Countdown

I'm ready for the boys to return to school.  I love summer and everything that comes along with my favorite season but I crave predictability.  They crave it too, they just don't know it.  I need them to return to being on a schedule.  Also, less brain frying with video games too.  As a working parent it's also just easier and more affordable when they are in school for 8 hours a day.  The juggling of who's got my kids and when and where is exhausting, especially when the husband is traveling, which is about 40% of the time.

Puck is going into 4th grade.  I can hardly believe it.  I get glimpses of what he will be like as a teenager...
Puck: 9 Years Old


Muffin is going into 2nd grade.  We are still dealing with his eye issues but the treatment is working.   He has such a good heart...
Muffin: 7 Years Old

We are halfway through our 2 week vacation in our favorite little beach place.  Still hoping that Virginia Beach is someday my home but we've opened up Richmond as an option.  Leaving DC is our top priority.  It's been a great place to grow up but it's so competitive and fast paced.  The traffic is slowly killing me.  I hate it.  I think we could all use a slower pace of life and change is good for the soul.