They are a combination of awesome, frustrating, naughty, intelligent, smart, funny and grose.
Life would not be the same if they weren’t in mine.
Every day they make me smile, make me frown, and make me ask myself “what the?”
Today has mostly been full of “what the?” moments.
Like how do two small Ogres go through a whole roll of toilet paper without clogging the toilet?
How do you get poo inside your sock?
And how can one small person smell so much?
I know we have a rather large poo problem going on to which I have no idea how to fix.
Is it a bug? Town water?
The answers to so many questions I just don’t know.
It makes me question if the things I don’t know are taking over the things I do know.
But then when I think hard enough, there are things I know about them..
Like I know without a kiss and a cuddle at bedtime TEM10 will not sleep well.
BJ7 will at some stage sleep walk during the night. Even if it means he will only get up, walk to his door, and then walk back to his bed.
BL17 will forget to put washing powder in the machine every time he goes to wash his clothes. I also know he is very happy he knows how to use the machine now.
BJ7 and TEM10 just walked past… and that poo smell is back… more showers needed today… damn that poo!
JW13 will not get off his arse and do anything without being hounded to. I know I am finding it hard these past few months to find the positive about JW13. I know this makes me feel like crap. I know this makes me question my ability to be a good mother. I know this is a normal feeling for me to have. I know I have tried and tried to help this child. I know I have sourced out so much help that just doesn’t ever come through. I know I am at my wits end. I know I will lose my shit very soon if a change doesn’t come in the near future… I know he is smart. Intelligent. Artistic. Creative. And talented. I know he doesn’t see he is any of that.
I know TJ16 will do great things as an adult. I know she strives to do the best she can while questioning everything. I know this drives her teachers insane. I know she see’s the world differently to many others. I know she will always look for an alternate way to do things, or she will already know an alternate way.
I know I am not the best Mother in the world. I know I could improve myself in this field many times over. I know despite that, I do the best I can.
I know I am over that damn shit smell.
Hooking up with Dorothy @ Singular Insanity to tell you some things I know.