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War and Peace

War and Peace

I love my kids.  I really do.  But they have been driving me nuts.  My love for them remains intact.  My sanity, not so much. They have hit the fighting stage.  This is new to me.  I don’t have siblings.  I didn’t struggle with constant sharing.  I didn’t fight for attention.  I didn’t have anyone … Continue reading

Surprised by Compassion

Surprised by Compassion

I was prepared for their tug of wars. I was prepared for their attention seeking behaviors. I was prepared for their wrestling matches. But I was not prepared for their compassion. As my children grow up together, they are learning how to stand by each other’s side.  To watch out for each other.  To console … Continue reading

Sibling Roommate

Sibling Roommate

Sometimes I think Smartypants and I are just suckers for punishment. We had a decent bedtime routine going.  Both kids were finally sleeping pretty well.  We actually felt rested in the morning. Then we decided to let the kids share a room.  TL was diligently trying to scale the crib rails.  Her swift progress alarmed me.  So we switched … Continue reading