Children close in age.
I have four children with very different personalities. My oldest is going to be 14 in September and thinks that she can help mom and then poof disapear. She disapears into her room and pretends not to hear me when I call her name. She can disapear upstairs quicker than I can catch her she is very sneaky.
My second daughter is 11 and can be sneaky or so she thinks. I can catch her faster than the oldest. She feels that everything should be her way or no way. I don’t understand why but she likes to talk out of turn and bad mouths adults a lot of the time. She seems to think that she can put down adults and there won’t be any consequences.
My third daughter is 19 months and she is quick to the draw, she can catch you off guard and severly hurt you just by throwing her head back. She is smart, and knows how to manipulate everyone in the house including her dad. She climbs out of everything you put her in and it is very hard to keep her contained in one room. She will pull on the baby gate to make sure it won’t fall, if it does she escapes. She especially loves to take off with remotes and phones, when I am dealing with her brother.
My fourth child is my son, he is beginning to move around quite a bit, he will voice his opinion. I don’t blame him though he is my only son.
I have a hard time getting to sit down just to feed him without having to interrupt his bottle in order to grab my 19 month old. I am constantly on the go chasing her around. I feel the only time I can get anything done is when they are both asleep. The older girls help with the little ones, but it isn’t their job to help me. I sometimes wonder when I will be able to get anything done.
I just go day by day and pray the next will allow me to get my house clean and the 19th month old will sit in her high chair and eat so I can sit with her and eat. I am always wondering will my house ever get clean? Will I ever find a job so I can have a break from the little ones. I just keep saying a prayer each day that my husband will help out a little more. So here is a note to all new parents: Hang in there when they get older it gets a little easier, say a prayer to help make your day go a little smoother.
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