Just thought I’d describe a snapshot of sitting at home… on the weekend… with my kids being bored… around me… all of the time… Will she not stop? My 10-year-old is singing at the top of her lungs… my oldest son is telling her to stop… and she’s wearing a helmet at the moment because she’s worried about him? He tells her to get away from her and she chases after him. The constant, never-ending noise!! And now we “don’t like” her singing… sigh… ten year old girls and the approaching hormones… we can say nothing right at the moment.
“She’s laughing at me,” he says.
“No one likes my singing,” she says as she pretends to cry.
“She’s drooling, her snot is running into her mouth because she is trying to cry.” She goes to wipe her nose then proceeds to chase her brother again.
“Now that you’ve wiped your nose, you’re going to get mad at me again?”
“I love you, I love you, I love you…” she chants over and over again.
“This is mildly extreme, no means no. I said no,” he says.
“I love you, I love you, I love you…”
“Mom, mom, mom… make her stop,” he says. I tell them both to go their rooms, I’m ignored.
“I love you, I love you, I love you.”
“If you don’t get off of me we’re going to have problems.” He attempts to brush her off and she falls to the floor as if she were shoved pretending to cry again. No one believes her and she gets back up continues her “I love you, I love you, I love you”…
and on and on and on… sigh. I told both of them to go to their rooms again. And of course they don’t. He splashed water at her and she goes to return the favor. “You can’t do that because of the computer,” he says.
“Uugh, why do you have to make so much sense?” she says.
The quiet returns for a few minutes… I eat a couple of cookies and relax for a few minutes before attacking the rest of the night. And then the dog begins to bark… quiet? What’s that?
thanks for reading,