Monday, February 11, 2008

Need to Vent

Okay, I need to vent a few minutes tonight. I encourage anyone who is thinking of having three children to not read any further in this post. Anyway, having an odd number of kids stinks. Have you ever heard the saying two is company, three is a crowd, this is true of children also. When there is only two they can play so nicely and no one gets left out. The minute all three of them are together they immediatly start choosing sides. It normally goes something like this: Karson ask one of the boys to be her best friend, the boy who agrees then goes along with Karson and those two gang up against the boy who is not her best friend. Well tonight Karson and Andrew were best friends and Zachary got left out. He came in from outside crying that no one would be his friend. The other two then came inside and continued to play together while Zachary cried " I want to play with my friend Brynn". I then told Zachary that I would be his friend and we were going to make cupcakes together. Karson and Andrew then decided that they wanted to be his friend again. I may have been wrong, but I told them to go and play by themself because they choose to be ugly to Zachary.
While I am on the subject of children let me tell you that I just walked in a few minutes ago and found my two precious boys climbing on grandma's dresser and jumping off onto her bed. I almost lost it. Instead they are now sitting in time out.
Anyone who wonders why I don't post often now knows that I spend most of my nights while Jamie is at work being a referee of three children.

Zachary helping me mix the cupcakes.


Summer Laney said...

Ok I think we will stick to just 2 kids! Poor Zachary...I would have done the same thing (not letting K & A help). It's not fair that they just wanted to be his friend when he was doing something fun. I am surprised you haven't lost your mind already...I know I would have. You are a much stronger person than me in being able to handle the 3 of them every night by yourself. I do good just having 2 for a few hours by myself. You are a GREAT mom!!!

Rhonda Waddell said...

He looks pretty happy with himself making those cupcakes! :)
I'm with Summer - 2 kids drive me bananas - I don't know what I would do with 3.
You've got more patience than anyone I know!

Natalie Kellett said...

WEll, Maybe I will reconsider the 3 kids. That's what we say all the time. We really want 3 kids but I never thought about having an odd number. Will take it as we go though... Just helping you sunday night I see you have a lot of patience. Thats something I need to work on and I have not kids.

Summer Laney said...

Natalie-you say you want 3 now...just wait...1 is good, 2 is alot, and 3 I can't even imagine!!

Rhonda Waddell said...

ditto :)