I told Mark yesterday that my day consists of the boys pummeling each other and one or more of the boys having a crying fit. We alternate between these two experiences constantly throughout the day. They love to beat the crap out of each other and then cry hysterically. Or the opposite happens and one of them melts down for some unknown reason and then one of the other boys will make fun or just decide to begin pummeling his brother.It is literally craziness and driving me crazy. To avoid time at home alone with all of this pent up testosterone we literally spent from 9:30-2pm at the YMCA (exercise for mom and then pool time) then I drove around while Eli slept until we picked up McCall from Inventor’s camp at 3:30pm and then went back to the pool until a thunder storm ruined the fun. You would think by our 5pm return home they would be starting to wear down, but no. Mark came home and wrestled with them for half an hour. I have to figure out how to put the video on here b/c it is hilarious. Eli has no fear and bodyslams anyone and anything, over and over.Yes McCall is going to Inventor’s camp this week. He loves it. I am not exactly sure what one does at this camp but he says he is inventing a robotic arm to make his life easier so it can make his bed every morning. I asked if I could borrow it for other household tasks. A little laundry, a little cleaning, a little cooking:)I would love to be excited about taking my boys to free movies, library time, etc. But I am realizing that unless a large portion of their time is incredibly active…. we are back to them pummeling each other and crying jags. We have been to the pool tons and will continue to do so but I think we are going to have to do a beach trip soon and invest in some FunDayGo time. We have done the splash pad but Eli is not really very keen on it. We have a kiddie pool at home that they enjoy, but does anybody have any other suggestions? Don’t get me wrong, I am loving summer but also realizing that my summer crafts, story times and quiet afternoons may not be totally realistic with three little boys. I wouldn’t trade it for the world though!!!
Wrestling matches, melt-downs and waterworks June 17, 2008