Wednesday, June 13, 2012

High Hopes

Brandt and I had a lot of years to anticipate and plan being parents. Now that we're the proud parents of two almost 4 year olds and a 1 year old going on 4, too, it's funny to look back and imagine how we thought it would go. I always said that there is no way I'm going to have "sticky kids." You know the ones I'm talking about. The kid that has a white Tshirt on with fruit punch all the way down the front of it. A matching fruit punch mustache and probably no shoes on. Oh, I so have those kids. I also said that my kids will be too afraid to make a peep in sacrament meeting. We would all sit there quietly, they could quietly color or whatever, and there would be peace all around. Not even close. I have major anxiety for that whole hour ten each week. I also knew that my kids would mind. If I said to jump, they would. Fast forward to swimming lessons today. Torture to sit there and let your kids goof off. I had to walk over and give not one but TWO "stern talking-to's" to the twins.  Did it do any good?  Not really.  And I absolutly knew my kids would NEVER be the "why kid".  Me: Dylan, grab me that.  Dylan: Cause why?  Me:  Charlie, time for naps.  Charlie:  Why?  Me:  Stay close to me.  We don't run in parking lots.  Twins:  Why? (if I even get a response before they dart)  So help me.  I don't know if I'm going to survive this parenting gig.  No one told me how hard it would be.  Thanks everyone.


allison said...

Ok so I think I told you how hard parenting was going to be. :)

And oh my goodness poor little Oliver, how sad. I hope he is doing better he looks like everything is fine now but how scary for you. Every time my kids fall and start bleeding from the mouth I always check their teeth first...ouch.

See you guys in a month!

Alisha said...

I laughed when I read this. It's totally how it is. My house was never going to be a mess, and my kids were NEVER going be those "sticky" kids that you talked about either. What have we been reduced to?!