ETA: Day One for 31 Days of Consistent Blogging. I'm issuing a challenge to myself to blog about my life, thoughts, and write for 31 days solid. Here's Day One!
Have you met my youngest girls? No?
Well, I'm quite surprised you haven't heard them shrieking and cavorting in the back yard. Honestly. They're bazonkers, those two are.
Sadie, our eight-year old, is my 'Luna Lovegood' (aka she's sharp and witty but easily distracted by shiny things like tinfoil) and then Jude, our five-year-old, is our little 'Leo' (aka I wish I could say that she wasn't as stubborn as a mule, but that'd be a lie...a great big fat lie).
Either way, temperaments aside, Jude thinks that she and Sadie are the same age and therefore must do everything together.
I wish I were lying about this or fudging the truth just a smidge but kids this ain't even close to fibbing.
They want to both sleep out in the living room so they can be together. They fight at the dinner table. They fight in the back yard. They fight in the bathroom. They fight in computer room. (Side note: Our house is small. You'd think they'd run out of rooms to fight in.) And when they're not fighting with one another, they're shrieking at the tops of their lungs. Or making noises that only dogs and birds can hear.
I've tried putting them in the same bedroom. I've tried separating them.
Nothing is working and soon, it's going to be crunch time. Which means I need to decide which is the lesser of two evils: Bunking together or separately?
When they want together and they're apart, I literally have no downtime as someone always needs a drink of water or whatnot and they have a minor competition to see who can get the most hugs and/or kisses along with drinking enough water to float a boat.
I have zero point of reference for this other than watching my three girl cousins as a kid. The eldest had her own room and the younger two bunked together until the eldest left the nest.
Which, in my opinion, would be fine with me, but I just would love for them to stay in there and sleep now and again. LOL
Any opinions on this? Or should I just give up now and get my prescription for horse tranquilizers? Bueller? Anyone?