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I would love to say that my girls are angels. All. The. Time.
After an early morning wake up or a busy day of learning and playing at school, the end of the day can be challenging. Those evening hours can be long and tiring and lacking any patience.
Whining and crying. Tone of voice and demands. Testing and stubborn. A tag team effort. One is on, then--tag, you're it--the other starts. Occasionally, they work together at the same time.
Grit teeth and closed eyes. Deep breaths and long sighs. Pick your battle and walk away. Counting down 5--4--3--2--1. Time out and take away. A tag team effort. Daddy and I take turns trying to remain calm.
My sweet, smart almost four year old girls ARE really good girls. Everyone tells us. We know it too and those happy moments outshine all others. But there are days, or in our case, nights that test all our parenting skills. There are reasons why --maybe they are tired, not feeling well, or perhaps just a little crabby.
It doesn't really matter, but I am thankful this only happens . . .