I missed posting yesterday but I’m going to try and get one out for the remaining days of November.
When you last heard from me Sam was suffering ear infection pain. Thanks to the meds, he’s completely fine now, which means it must be the other one’s turn. They tend to take turns with everything, except for the things they SHOULD take turns at like sharing a toy or using the bathroom step stool. Tonight Ryan is suffering from a sore throat, swollen glands and nose stuffiness, and has already announced that he MUST stay home from school tomorrow. Even with the bawling that Sam did with his ear infection pain, he’s still much easier to deal with when sick than Ryan. Ry has to scream and shout about every symptom, getting angry and yelling at his nose to STOP IT, STOP SNIFFING!! and OW OW OW OW STOP HURTING to his throat. I don’t expect a very restful night’s sleep.
Another dandy development in parenting is that the eldest, with his budding writing skills, has taken to writing on things he’s not supposed to, such as walls, beds, couches, toys, etc. Yup, this morning I discovered he had taken a dry erase marker and written his name and the names of a few of his classmates in two different spots on our basement couch, basement walls, a table, a variety of toys and bins, and the tunnel that goes to the tent. In addition, he took a blue ink pen and wrote on his bed frame and the wall in his room. And he swears up and down that he did not do it. HA. Dear lord, I am at a loss for how to parent this crap. And for how to get dry erase marker out of microfiber.
All I can say is that damn Elf on the Shelf better make his appearance known ASAP. That ought to straighten out all foul behavior, no doubt.