Ever tempted to call the show and ask them to come check out your kids? Read on … and please tell me that this happens in your house too!
Every day, between the hours of 5-8pm, my youngest two girls, turn into abominable little monsters. Yes, that’s right. I called them monsters. Bad Mommy, whatever. It’s the truth. I can honestly admit that, as sweet and beautiful as they are, my little girls go bananas during the last three hours before their bedtime and obviously because they’re seeking attention.
We hug them and kiss them all the time! We talk, play and read with them on a daily basis. We have rules and consequences and follow through with them. We love them to death!
I don’t understand.
Little B is four and Little H is two. Throughout the day, they play nice together. The have the odd squabble over a toy or disagreement during a game but, for the most part, they get along. As soon as either Mommy or Daddy get home from work, all hell breaks loose. They become the biggest attention mongers I have every met in my life and that’s pretty surprising being that I’m a First Grade Teacher by profession. You see a lot of attention mongers in the first grade. Nothing; however, beats the performance my little girls put on from the time dinner is placed on the table and up until we put them to bed for the night. Most days, husband and I collapse from pure exhaustion!
It doesn’t end there, either. I cannot remember the last time husband and I had a discussion with each other that lasted longer than two minutes. One of the girls, if not both of them at the same time, will interrupt us with a question or request. It’s almost as if they scope us out beforehand and say to each other, “Look! Mommy and Daddy are about to start talking to each other. Let’s interrupt them. Little H, you start crying! I’ll run around the living room yelling”. You can imagine the rest.
Can any of you parents out there relate?