Things have been pretty busy around here lately. They tend to get that way in May…every year.
My princess is turning 5 next week. I really can’t believe it has been 5 years. I mean really…she’s my baby. That being said, there have been many days lately when I’ve wished she would act more like 5 years old than like 2 years old…but that’s another story.
I told myself that I wasn’t going to stress about Anna’s birthday party this year. I waited longer to start getting things together, so all I really did is postpone my stress. I know it shouldn’t be that way…but it is. The party is Saturday, but I have not bought anything for goodie bags yet, and I am nowhere near done buying gifts. I only finalized the cake plans on Monday. VERY excited about the cake this year. Perhaps I overdid it a little bit…but a girl only turns 5 once.
In the meantime, I’ve been worrying about Tommy. He has not been having good days lately. We haven’t received any reports from the teacher about bad behavior, which is good, but he’s been all over the place in the evenings. His temper is back…getting very angry about the littlest things…but still not the worst I’ve ever seen it. The emotions are back…crying at the littlest things too. We’ve had some really challenging evenings with homework…a couple of nights he dragged himself through it in tears. We’re also seeing what my mom assures me is typical 7 year old behavior (perhaps enhanced with a bit of Tommy flair). He’s been challenging everything I say…and with quite the sassy mouth.
Needless to say, Tommy is wearing me down…and Anna’s not exactly helping.