Rich has been gone 4 days at work — tomorrow he comes home just to say hello and goes to Super Cross for the entire day/night. Of course he bought tickets for it months back and had no idea he’d be coming off a 4 straight day at work schedule (due to overtimes, of course) but nonetheless……… I’m going just a tad bit crazy with the kids. Alex and A.J have been physically fighting as sometimes brothers do. But for anyone who knows A.J… he gets “the rage” and just beats the tar out of his older brother — or tries to, at least. And then Alex, although he is getting pulverized by flying fists, laughs the entire time, which just enrages A.J even more. The other day I had to bring all the kids to a doctor visit and left the big kids in the waiting room. I was gone no more than two minutes when the receptionist calls me in to tell me my boys are fighting. I go back in the waiting room and there are my two boys, rolling around on the floor, in a wrestle hold, trying to get punches in as they tumble. I had to grab each by the ear and pull them apart…and Alex is laughing while A.J.’s face is all red from rage.
Okay, so I’m a tad bit worried. What kind of boys am I raising? Where does this come from? And a moment after the “fight” they are buds again. I trip out on that.
Boys are hard in some ways and easier in others.
Because with my girls — a disagreement can lead to not talking to each other for weeks. Afton and Audriana are constantly giving each other digs, always nasty to each other. I often tell them that if they treated their friends this way that they would have no friends. I wake up to them arguing, and I go to bed with them ignoring each other. They simply don’t get along at all. It makes me sad, but what can I do?
Anyway, so it’s Friday and I’m DONE! Right now it’s just past noon and I have everyone in their rooms with doors shut. I just need a little peace. I’m behind on our bills (thanks to my office being all over the house) and our house insurance is due so I have to find that paperwork, my horse insurance policy has expired and I need to look that up to renew because of course he doesn’t get hurt when I have it but the moment I don’t he will get caught up in a fence or something, and we are in the middle of a refinance, and new renters are moving in to our rentals so I need to find the rental agreement papers (which of course are in my office that doesn’t exist anymore), and I could just go on and on with all the stuff I have to do and how behind I am in everything.
Well one good thing…it’s raining! Yay! Sounds backwards, but I love the rain! I could listen to it forever. I especially like lying in bed at night, listening to the rain. I love looking out my house windows at the rain, at the wet sidewalks and streets. Rain is good. I believe it’s supposed to thunderstorm tonight!! How fun!