It’s summer time. Upcoming vacation. Remodeling taking place. Messes need cleaned. Do these children care about that? Nope. They don’t. They are selfish little beings I tell ya. 😉
Floors need swept- again. Floor need mopped-again. Laundry needs to be gathered for washing. Packing needs to be taking place. But I have to pause for a moment because children. Period. You can’t contain wild animals and get things accomplished at the same time.
I re-evaluated my to-do list. We just recently decided to keep the pool and it needed cleaned and filled. So I put out the sprinkler. The inside chores can wait.
The children needed an outlet for their after-nap energy. Children aren’t meant to be locked up in a house because things need done. They can only wait so long before they begin acting out because you aren’t responding to their need to run free. When you are the caregiver, mother, chef, construction worker and maid…. You have to make sacrifices. These children weren’t about to let their needs go unheard and unmet the past couple days. My sanity needed a break. So….We stepped outside.
Stare down battle. She wins with the crinkling of her nose and the sweet giggle. Dang-it… She’s determined to get what she wants, when she wants it and how she wants it. In this case, she just wanted to put a pony in my hair that was already a pony but she wanted to re-do the pony. #toddlertude #shesrude #butcute
Her personality is quite comical.
Double gun slinging bad-a** kid. Look out, he’s a good shot.
She wanted to shoot everyone else but didn’t want to get wet.
Chase- “Hold on Kendall, it’s about to get crazy.”
Kendall- “ok, I’m ready.”
Nolan- “Uh, boys, that’s a sled and there’s no snow.”
Needless to say, it didn’t go anywhere.
Chase- “That’s dumb”
Kendall- “Hmmm. It didn’t work.”
Nolan- “I told you so.”
Kendall with his best Gene Kelly impersonation. Either that or his swift ninja moves.
Closest thing to a smile I could capture from Nolan. He was too busy raving about how “dood” the water was he was slurping from his lip.
“I dit you Tonna”
I would have been wet had he not previously sucked the gun dry. He enjoyed drinking the water more than getting someone wet.
The rest can wait. I’ll stop being selfish for a moment and let them be selfish for now.