Will ALL of you please look at the camera?!
There truly is never a dull moment in my household. I have gone from being a single full time working Mom of ONE over four years ago to a married work at home mom of THREE. I am often found wondering why we wanted to have our two boys so close together, but then I realize WHY we choose to have children so close together and early on in our marriage; to be able to pursue our long time passion of working together in our own computer business.
My oldest is nearly 7, my middle child is 3 and my youngest is 1. We are what’s considered a blended family, basically there is a little of mine and ours combined into one happy family! I share custody of my only daughter with her father and have since she was four months old.
With two in diapers and one drama queen there truly is never a dull moment. If one child isn’t hitting the other for something silly, then it’s screaming and yelling because apparently we can only use our inside voices outside. I mean, really? Who ever heard of kids who are loud as a train station in the house but quiet as a clear night sky outside of the house?!
Today we visited my Gram for Grandparent’s day, she lives about forty minutes away. My husband and I took our suburban since the Saab would clearly be too small for three little ones on a forty minute drive. The suburban would allow all three munchkins the chance to breath, have space and enjoy the ride … how wrong we were!
The ride to my Gram’s home wasn’t all that bad. Ki talked our ears off, played with her baby brother and AJ took a much needed nap. It was the ride home we had hoped to have a robot driven suburban so that we could follow behind in our nice quiet Saab. Both AJ and Ki had a coffee cup full of water, both were buckled into their child restraint seats (a booster for Ki and Britax car seat for AJ), and each were in their own area of the suburban not next to each other but in front of each other. AJ had the third row seat to himself and Ki was in the second row seat next to her baby brother.
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Let the fighting begin. As we drove towards our home setting off on a forty minute drive, AJ decided that sissy wanted to have a nice back massage on the way home which would be completed by him kicking the back of sissy’s seat. Ki decided that she wasn’t in need of this lovely back massage and she told AJ he better stop it. AJ responded with “bad sissy … me want you go away … that my seat”. I must admit this was so funny coming out of a three year old’s mouth, even Ki giggled. I kept telling Ki to ignore her brother and so she did. Well AJ realized his tactics were no longer working … in comes the water cups I told you they brought with them. Oh yeah … right down the back of Ki’s shirt went most of the water AJ had in his cup. She was livid! Miss Drama Queen (DQ for short) starting crying and refused to sit back because now the water was all down her back and she couldn’t get comfortable.
After making hubs pull over to the side of the road I got out and took AJ’s cup from him and told Ki to try to sit back, it’s only water and now there will be no more to dump on her. I placed my butt back in my front passenger seat position, buckled up, and listened to my near 7 year old and 3 year old fight all the way home about the siliest of things while Baby K sat snoozing in his Britax car seat.
After we got home the giggling, bickering and the competition of who was going to get our box of mac n cheese out continued as I walked in the door and uttered the sentence … “never a dull moment in this household, is there?”