Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Crazy Life!

So- awakening (before 7-I know, I know, this is NORMAL to some of you) to cries, kicks and whines is NOT the way to start a day. In fact, my heart sank. Gavin should not have been awake. He needs to sleep in or he is beastly all day! My middle child has been a bit of a struggle lately. He fights with his brother all the time, begs to be held no matter what I'm doing, is "vewee, vewee hungee!" on the hour, but refuses to eat ANYTHING I suggest and throws tantrums when he doesn't get his way. And, to make things worse, Jos is now playing off of it...he suggests things Gav should ask me for (knowing he will cry when he can't get them), teases Gav and fights just as much. For an example, Gavin loves 'hannas (lizard-short for Mohanna, our gekko) and pretends to find and catch them everywhere. Yesterday he was doing his lizard-hunting stuff and pretended to have a few. Two were blue another green. He was holding them, petting them, etc. Josiah asked if he could hold one, so Gav very tenderly put one in his hand. Josiah then gobbled it up! It sent Gavin crazy! Tears, shouts, punches thrown!!! I tried to remind everyone involved it was IMAGINARY, but try telling that to a 2 year old and a 5 year old tormentor. *SIGH*

On the upside, Gavin makes me smile often (less so lately, but I still get a few chuckles). We wanted to have him so badly and got pregnant instantly. He loves me and everyone so much. His eyes totally sparkle when he's happy and his imagination is out of this world. He loves Gunnison (to a fault) and always wants to help me take care of "Gunna". If I didn't have Gav, I wouldn't have The Underwear Pirate! (Just remind me I'll look back at these days and smile!)

9 comments:

Jill said...

My heart goes out to you - I have days where Anna is simply driving me crazy and other moments that make my heart melt. I suppose that we have these experiences to come to know God better - I'm sure I've had days like our kids have days...and God still loves us, doesn't he? :o)

The DeVito's said...

I'm sorry your boy is going through a stage! Hopefully he'll out grow it soon. Thanks for compliment about my butt! LOL. I'm very lucky, that I haven't gained a ton of weight other than my belly and my boobs.

Andrea said...

I love the underwear pirate. That is too funny. And Gavin, what an imagaination. Isn't it funny how siblings know just the right button to push to set off the other. Just think, one day when they have children who are doing these kinds of things you can truly sit back and chuckle and think, "payback". At least that's what my mom tells me.

Mack Daddy said...

oh lib! im sorry lol don't worry just remember that later on you can pull out pics and say ya this was my little underwear pirate! just remember that with all fun times there are days that just don't go right! love you liber

Steph said...

I'm sorry, Lib. There isn't anything like the sinking feeling when your child gets up early. Just remember, this too shall pass. I know, I know, hard to think in the moment. Just remember what warriors your boys are--maybe they are practicing intelligence combat at an early age...hee, hee. They ARE good boys and want to do what is right, just sometimes their little bodies and little self-control get the best of them. I love you and my heart goes out to you, it truly does.

Dirk said...

I feel for you! L is in a crazy stage right now, and that's w/o provocation! Good luck and hope this passes quickly! See you soon!

the Hurst's said...

ugh liberty...that about sums it up...uugghh!!!

;) coty

Jeff, Jenny and Pearl said...

You really are a mom of three boys if you have a lizard! I never thought you would have lizards. It's a good thing I have a girl, I hate lizards.

whitney said...

Oi-Ezra is so in that stage too! That's ok, when you come out, they can be beastly together (and then make up instantly, b/c that's what 2 year old cousins do;).

I love the underwear pirate. Ezra was doing that exact same thing (except he had it so he could see with both eyes out of one leg hole, not just one) the other day. Unfortuntely my camera was out of batteries or else we would've had identical pics on our post!

Love you and can't wait to see you!