The Day After
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Yesterday the babies had their parental visits and it is very hard on them, so Saturdays have become meltdown central at our house. I thought they would have adjusted better by now, but no such luck. The only improvement we have had, is that I don't end up with all 3 in my bed every Friday and Saturday nite anymore with the ugly nightmares and that is a great big plus right there. Have you ever tried to share a full size bed with 3 toddlers, oh my it isn't pretty. They don't seem to mind, but grandma here doesn't get any sleep cause I'm too busy trying to stay on my own bed. The little bed hogs that they are.
Anyway, I can not even begin to understand what they have seen or heard or been through or how they interpret things. What I do know is that seeing their parents on Fridays, turns my little angels into the spawns of satan on Saturdays. They do things to each other and say things to each other that leave me utterly speechless at times. They are are like night and day between a Thursday and a Saturday. At first I wasn't sure what was going on, but I quickly figured it out. Since they can't explain themselves, all they can do is act out and mimic what they have seen or heard. I have tried so many things to try and help the situation out, to no avail, until today.
Since I have joined this site and had to assess myself and decide what I wanted in life, I have had lots of changes going on. One of the biggest ones, is that I am gaining a better perspective on living for Christ. I pray more and read my Bible more and I am incorporating that into my little ones lives. So, when today started getting so chaotic, we had a sit down read the Bible time. If they became too aggressive, we got lessons on helping each other and being nice. Don't get me wrong, the day was still quite crazy, but way better than our previous Saturdays. This gives me lots of hope and determination to continue making our Saturday craziness into our Saturday family time. I am learning how much help can be had when you remember to put God first. I am fortunate to have these babies and want to do everything I can to improve their lives and with God at the helm, I know we will be alright. Amen