Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Little Girls with Teenage Attitude

Maybe it's something in the air. Maybe it's the fact that they've been cooped up inside the house all winter. Maybe they need a job.

The twins get up arguing and go to bed arguing. They argue about arguing. (I didn't even think that was possible)

"Don't look at me!"
"Don't touch me !"
" Don't breathe on me!"
"Don't touch my stuff !"
" Don't eat your food like that"
" Don't talk to me !"

The funny thing is that when you separate them, they complain about not being able to play with each other. LOL

They are grumpy, moody, irate and irritable.

It's bad enough having two actual teens in the house who are grumpy, moody, irate and irritable, but add two ten year olds to that mix and you have one mommy who is becoming close friends with Advil and Tylenol.

The fights start over nothing. I mean absolutely nothing. They can be sitting quietly drawing, reading or doing homework and the next thing you know we're at The Main Event. It's never any physical violence, but they've been saying some pretty rude, mean and hateful things to each other.

I'm open to any unique ideas. I've tried all the usual stuff (grounding, separating them, discussions about being nice, restrictions) I think once the weather warms up and they spend more time playing with other kids, perhaps things will get better. Until then.... maybe I'll invest in some ear plugs.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

*** 36 ***

As of 3/24/2009 5:54:16 AM EDT
I am 36 years old.
I am 432 months old.
I am 1,879 weeks old.
I am 13,149 days old.
I am 315,581 hours old.
I am 18,934,914 minutes old.
I am 1,136,094,856 seconds old.

Statistic from

Today the kids and the babysitter are downstairs decorating the kitchen for my birthday.
My sister is taking me to the casino in Wheeling, WV.
My sisterfriend Lynn brought me an ice cream cake (Strawberry cheesequake from Dairy Queen... Yum !)

Today I feel totally blessed and happy.