What can I say about the last month? It’s been chaotic, exhausting, fun, surprising. It’s been an education.
With all three in school now, it’s been a month of change for us all. I’m still trying to get into a productive routine (gosh, I can faff!). The children are all settled, but tired. The chaos of homework, activities and play dates defeats us some days!
But, the biggest challenge has been the tiredness.
The wee girl is coping remarkably well, although she can be a bit of a challenge by the end of the day.
The 6yo though. Well, if I thought the bickering was bad, I wasn’t prepared for the full on fighting.
It’s been a tough month for my little man. His brother aggravates him, knowing just which buttons to push. His little sister pesters him, pokes him and generally annoys him.
He hasn’t been coping with it too well.
There have been tears, there have been tantrums. There has been hitting.
We’re working through it, but I have to admit it’s been tough going.
But then, he’ll snap out of it and I’ll witness the most adorable moments. Messing around with his brother, snuggling on the sofa with his sister.
It’s a phase. I know this. Just like many phases before, and many more that will come.
It’s been one of the hardest to watch though, so far.
And, despite reminding myself that siblings fight; it’s part of the dynamic. I don’t like to see any of them upset or sad or angry. I like it even less when they have made each other upset, sad or angry.
But, then they agree to do this for me, even though none of them really wanted to!
And I know that, whatever ups and downs we have, everything will be okay.