All kidding aside, it takes all I've got to want to walk into the kitchen in the morning. I'd much rather just let him do his thing and keep my distance. He's so moody and changes personalities on a dime. Everything seems to be a trigger. I know that much of it is due to the onset of puberty, but friends, I can't help but wonder if this is what life has in store for us all. There, no doubt, have been a lot of prayers sent heavenward for help; especially since everyone, that I ask for advice, looks at me like I'm insane and blows me off with a "He's such a good boy." Don't get me wrong. I'm so glad that he is when we're in public. I don't think I could handle it if he weren't. I'm already on the brink with it happening solely behind closed doors, but I could really use some honest-to-goodness, tried-and-true, solid ideas.
The other side of it all is that I've got two other beautiful babies to care for, and the last thing I want to do is drag them into this mess. Unfortunately, they're right in the middle of it. Fortunately, they seem to be no worse for the wear and are so good at bringing back my smile.
Kaden turned nine-months-old on the 2nd and is crawling all over the place, which means I now have another little shadow. We just moved his crib down to the lowest level, as he's been pulling himself up to his knees for quite some time and begun doing the same to both feet. He's so good at just going with the flow. I think you have to be when you're the third kid. Sometimes, with all the activities going on, he just has to sleep when he can. Fortunately, we're pretty good about making sure he gets his nearly twelve hours through the night. It's those daytime naps that sometimes have to suffer. His favorite toy, right now, is a big bowl of plastic veggies from our play kitchen. He leaves them all over the place and topples the bowl every time anyone tries to consolidate them back to their home. I just love that something so simple can make him so happy.
PINCHme box. It contained a sample each of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts and American Crew Power Cleanser Style Remover. The Hemp Hearts tasted a lot like sunflower seeds, but I liked the texture lots more. They were delicious sprinkled on our dinner salads, and the Power Cleanser was just that. I shouldn't have added it to my cart, as none of the members of my family use much product in their hair and always feel as though these types of cleansers strip and damage our hair. This sample was no different.
back here. It was extra fun to get to see them, because their son was born 44 minutes (Really!) before Kaden, and we hadn't had the opportunity to meet him yet.