So the kids have been out of school for a couple of weeks and man oh man…
My son has decided that he doesn’t want to do anything but play on a tablet. All day and all night. And when I say all night, I mean ALL NIGHT!! He will sit on that thing until he technically falls asleep on the tablet. I have caught him face down sound asleep on the tablet, while the tablet is still on, just snoring away. Then when he does finally fall asleep, he doesn’t get up til 10 or 11 am. Then what does he do, he goes right back to playing on the tablet. I am not sure but I am thinking an intervention might be in order. It is a little obsessive. The Wife and I have been seriously debating over the process of having him admitted to rehab! Just Kidding, they don’t accept children!
Bug is so bored she is becoming a little twit 🙂 When she gets bored she becomes sort of mouthy. It took us the entire two weeks since school let out to get her to clean her room. She doesn’t want to do anything. She doesn’t want to clean. She doesn’t want to do anything but play in the pool. And yes, we gave in and got a pool. That was a little bit of a mistake. Now that has become her soul focus. The problem is that we can’t get her to do anything else.
Brogey is loving having his brother and sister home. The problem is that they don’t love having him around them 24/7 like he does. They are constantly yelling at him for bugging them, breaking their things, and getting in their way. He hasn’t had a nap in two weeks. That alone is driving me nuts. He has also started this screaming thing. This thing where he screams constantly and at the top of his lungs. I also believe he knows that is drives me nuts, that he really doesn’t care. He wants to scream. He screams all day long. For no reason. None. Then this morning after The Wife left, he brings me a boot filled with yogurt pretzels. Yes folks, his baby boot, full of pretzels. He was so happy too. Loved that he was eating them out of a boot. What the heck. Sure buddy, eat the pretzels out of your boot. Whatever.
I am honestly sick of not having a routine. I hate that they aren’t up at a certain time, they aren’t going to bed at a certain time, they are just running amuck. I hate that we don’t get up and get ready and then take them to school, give the baby a nap, deal with housework, and then when the kids get home they do chose and then dinner, bath and bed. I am so discombobulated right now. I am just sort of struggling to get things in order and have some sort of routine. I love my kids, but I am sort of irritated with them right now. If they aren’t sleeping all day they are eating me out of house and home. Lord, since when did they eat so much. I don’t know how they do it. From the time they open their eyes they are eating.
Last night I am laying in bed and I smell popcorn, I thought I was dreaming because it was midnight. Nope, not dreaming, they were making popcorn at MIDNIGHT to eat while they watched tv and played on the tablet. I will be honest, I freaked out a little and then thought what the heck. I am not going to fight with them over popcorn. I just let them eat it. At this point, unless it kills them or will seriously injure them. Whatever. Do whatever it is that you want!
I am just so done with the food everywhere, the mess, the kids, the constant needing of food, the inability to clean up after themselves. It is like a war zone. The kids are nuts, the house is a mess, and I can’t figure out how to get in summer mode! Then once I get to summer mode, I am going to end up having to get back in to school mode…..arg….