I told my friend the other day that it feels like I’m getting my butt kicked everyday, all day long.
It’s the truth.
I used to be able to get the boys entertained with something they could do on their own, while I did a little work of my own, whether it be housework or computer work. I can’t do that anymore. Now, if they are not totally engaged in something, they are jumping off of the end tables showing their swan dive form on to the couch cushions. That’s just one of many things they do that makes me want to pull my hair out.
Let’s see, there’s also Riverson’s toothbrush obsession. We have to hide our toothbrushes from him because he will walk around with them in his mouth. And how can I forget the toothpaste. It’s all gone and I think it’s because he ate it all. Gross, I know.
It’s a problem we have in our house. It’s also a problem I never DREAMED we’d have. It’s a problem because he will take our toothbrushes when he finds them and then we find them in random places, or sometimes not at all.
I don’t know what the obsession with the toothbrushes is, but it’s wearing me out. It doesn’t matter how many times I have to get on to him about it, he just KEEPS ON going back to get what ever toothbrush he can find. And, he even hunts for them until he can find them. It’s so crazy!
As if the toothbrush obsession wasn’t enough, we also have an obsession with water.
I constantly find Riverson playing in the toilet because he just wants to splash all. of. the. time!
He’s attracted to every body of water he sees, just to splash.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to pull him out of the bathtub because he would not listen when I said, “No more splashing.” We’re usually lucky to get out of the bathroom without slipping on the slick, covered with water, tile floor.
I know one day I will look back on this time lovingly (I think), but I’m in a tough spot right now and I can’t wait to get out of it.
I’m constantly asking myself, “Will they ever settle down?” “Will he ever listen to me when I say ‘no more’?” It has to get better. It has to.