Sibling hood? Is that even a word? I think I may have made that one up.
Anyways, here is Exhibit A:
Don't they look sweet? Lately, this has become a very rare sight around our house. I think we've ventured in to the new phase of brotherly/sisterly love. The fighting over everything phase. Seems like all I hear lately is:
"Get out of my room!"
" Stop touching me! Megan!"
"No! Dat mine, Day-dee!" (that's how Meg says Jakey)
or just a blood curdling scream: "Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!Eeeeeeeeeek!"
And then me:
"Ok! that's enough!"
And then of course Miss Bossy Pants:
"Yeah! Dat nuff Day-dee."
It's just a never ending circle of this stuff. It's uncharted territory for me, an only child. I don't know anything about fighting with a brother or sister. Does it ever stop? (don't answer that.)
Mix in with all that mess, Exhibit B:
Do you see the evil eye? Yeah. This the defiant I'm not loooooking look which I get quite frequently. Especially if I want to take a picture. She just will not look at me. Not only is she bossy and defiant, she's also a complete drama queen. She cries over just about everything. Everything. If she asks me for something and I say, Ok, just a minute....she falls out crying. If she asks to go to Grandma's house and I say Grandma's not home today....she falls out crying. She cries whenever someone leaves our house, or we'll be driving and she'll see a cat out the window and she'll ask if she can pet it and I say No, she cries. It's enough to make a mom crazy. I know I'm making it sound pretty bad I guess. And it's not like she's never sweet or never not crying. But there are a lot of these little crazy moments mixed in with tons of super sweet fun ones every day...you know what I mean? I find myself constantly saying "Megan...look at mommy. Stop crying. This is not something to cry about". I suppose it's all typical two year old stuff. You know, she's just working that little personality of hers. It think it just seems way more dramatized because 1) I'm with her 24/7 and 2) she's a girl.
Other things going on this week were my mom coming down on Tuesday for a visit.
That was nice. We took the kids to the park, which is were we got all these pictures. Jake is just looking like such a big kid these days. I was just looking at a pic of him from his birthday in August, and he already looks so much bigger and more mature to me. Maybe it's kindergarten.
We also went on another field trip with his class on Friday. This time was to the grocery store. I didn't take any pictures this time. I've been to the store a million and one times and that surely won't be my last trip! It was fun for the kids though. They got to go in the back and see them decorate cakes and cut meat and all that stuff. Our tour guide was kind of nutty though. She was just I dunno...a little too enthusiastic?? She showed the kids the box bailer in the back room...it's the big machine they use to smash all the boxes down to send to they recycle center. Anyway she proceeds to tell all the 5 year olds how "there was this one time.... a kid fell into the machine and got crushed". yeah. She actually said that. You should have seen us parents...we were all like are you kidding me? You're really telling this to a bunch of kindergartners?
Tuesday is our first Parent/Teacher conference. Even though I work in the class at least once a week and talk with his teacher frequently, I'm really looking forward to getting down to the goods and seeing how well he is learning. About a month ago Mrs. C pulled me aside and let me know that he had tested very low on the alphabet/letter sounds. This didn't surprise me at all. Remember back before school started how I was nervous about him not knowing the alphabet all the way etc...?? So yeah, her telling me he tested low was not a surprise at all. I asked her what I could do at home and she offered to send Jake to the reading specialist twice a week to kind of get him caught up. Well I've seen a VAST improvement since then. I think the reading specialist, plus the teachers more close attention, and my help at home has helped him a lot. I borrowed these books from a friend and I'm just amazed at how quickly Jake has picked it up and is able to read the books all the way through with little help.
Anyway, I guess that's about it for now. This is getting rather long (and boring), isn't it? I guess that's what happens when I don't blog for over a week. I'll update again soon....I've actually been scrapbooking lately and making miniBooks! Hello. That is like so rare for me! ha ha! I've made 2 completed ones and my December daily album.
Wow, just over a week till Thanksgiving! Are you ready?