Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Reminder for Me

I have decided that I don't want my kids to grow up!!! I want them to stay sweet and little, without the ability to use mean words and cop an attitude!!! For about 8 days straight after our friends left town this is what I got from Livvy every single day.
So what does a grumpy, back-talking, whiny four year old
a night owl of a baby with lots of lung power equal?
Frazzled, cranky Emily.
Things hit an all time low yesterday and this morning is my wake up call to get with the program and quit letting our circumstances right now dictate how I feel and treat my family. Here is a sweet little picture of my kiddos to remind me that even when I'm going crazy, they are still my greatest gifts. And I LOVE them!


Jodi said...

Emily I know exactly how you feel! Lauren has been picking arguments with me lately...ugg
I too want them to stay sweet and little. I'm so sad Kristen is almost 9 months already and soon enough she'll be talking back to me too. But remember...we'll look back on this time with fond memories when they're teenagers!

Stacy said...

I am so sorry that you are having such a hard time! I was just talking with a friend this week about how Chloe has been so difficult in whinning, and talking back, and sassin'! But every now and then we do need reminders of how precious they really are. Thanks for reminding me!

Trevlyn said...

So glad to know I'm not the only one with imperfect children! Sometimes I'm tempted to reach for the duct tape! :)

Nunes Family said...

Em, what a cute picture! I know how you feel sometimes I want to put my kids up for sale.