Life Is Good Today
It's a good day in my neighborhood, which is worth sharing. Most days, one of my boys has done something that creates total chaos. The odd are truly stacked against me. On a daily basis I face every bad phase of a man's life. We'll start with my youngest, he is ALWAYS happy with his life as long as everything goes his way...hey, who wouldn't want that. Unfortunately for him, he has older brothers that relish in tormenting him every moment they can.
Next is the son who is 10 going on 30. I am constantly reminding myself that although he may seem difficult now, some of those qualities that drive me to the brink of insanity, will in fact be beneficial to him as he reaches adulthood. Then, I have the teddy bear, the gentle giant. He takes a passive approach to stabbing people, and thanks to some of his prior teachings, thanks to a sometimes ugly custody battle, does not see me as anywhere near equivilent to his male role models. We cane close to blows recenty when he asked me repeatedly if I had the drill on the right setting. I found myself at my wit's end, screaming, just because I'm a girl does not mean I'm stupid; I know how to use power tools.
Occasionally adding to the equation is my boyfriend, whom I love dearly, but has been known to have some bad male moments too. Since I don't wnat to be banished to the couch tonight, I'll refrain from sharing.
When all is calm and clear, I can generally rely on a 72 year old man to throw in some drama, and in his absence, my eldest son picks up the slack, dropping off his latest chalenge. So much drama, so little control at 21.
I better knock on wood, REALLY fast, as it seems all is well in my world for the moment. No one is grounded, homework is minimal. There is no animosity between anyone