Sunday, February 15, 2015

Last couple of days ...






 
I would say these pictures pretty much sums up life the last couple of days. Add a sometimes completely chaos, fights among the brothers, messy everyday dinners etc etc and you will probably get the feeling. Mostly I love life with all its ingredients,, but one can not help feeling sometimes both tired and exhausted. I think we're in the most hectic time with the children, Alexis is 3.5years and Leon 1.5years and they haven't really started to play nicely yet. It's mostly fights and jealousy which makes us say no, no, no fights, no Leon, no Alexis, stop it ... about one million times per day. And the CONSTANT energy level which I'm sure is much, much higher with boys then with girls ...

1. Doesn't happen often but sometimes we sit and just talk in the late hours in front of the fire with a cocktail and something nice to nibble on.
2. Leon, bubbly, happy, strong and just as determent as his older brother.
3. Monster pets from Fendi.

Have a lovely Sunday!

16 comments:

  1. Oh no, you just did something that drives me crazy...Having two children that age is exhausting no matter what their sex. Mothers of only sons always say they are sure that their lot is harder but in fact it is impossible for you to know that. I have two sons and two daughters (My sons are 10 and 9 and my daughters 7 and 5) and I can tell you that children of each sex and indeed each individual child requires the same amount of effort and attention each in their own individual way (except children with special needs of course). Boys are no harder than girls, in fact in many ways I find them much easier and more straightforward. Sorry to pounce but it is a pet peeve of mine when mothers of boys make assumptions about how much easier it is to have girls....

    On a more positive note it's good you take the time to enjoy time as adults too
    Best,
    Sandy

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    1. Dear Sandy,

      I was also a very active, full of ants in my pants young girls and had concentration problems when i was small in school and jumped more then I walked, yet my mother says it's nothing compared to my boys. I meet approximately 10 patients per day, most of them mothers and they all say the same things. Girls may be a pain in the #€%& because they are more cruel and play with emotions and I do find girls seems much more complicated in puberty, but 99 procent of the mothers, with boys, girls or a combo of both agrees with me that having more then one boy is just crazy when they are young. In puberty they are often a pure joy.

      I have a LOT of friends with two girls and they sit and do puzzles, play on the floor, play with dolls, make bracelets while my boys are ALL over the place, sort of climping the walls in the same time.

      I stay by my feelings, small boys are much more a handful in energy when the kids are young.

      Best,
      stina

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  2. I bet they are a handful! The 'monster pets' are beyond fun and fabulous!

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    1. They are, but yet so kind and thoughtful! The monsters are my new best friends.

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  3. Åh vad jag känner igen mig. Det är verkligen så intensivt i den här åldern. Nu är våra 6 & snart 4, vilken spillnad i samspel. De leker, kommunicerar. Ser vinsterna att vara snäll mot varandra. Alla åldrar har sin tjusning men vissa pldrar tar musten ur en. Sofia

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    1. Thank you! I see the light in the tunnel then!

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  4. Fabulous and very funny the monster pets, show us with what you wear them.
    Hugs

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  5. Dear Stina
    As I said to a former comment which you did not make appear.... I love your blog and comments but lastly, you do not answer at all to comments '! Even missing of time, take some time to show us that you are interested on your followers and of what they share with you.
    Best regards
    Lilly

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    1. I know, I have a very busy life having a career, being often by myself with the kids, sickness, everyday things I need to do, giving educations in the evenings etc. Sometimes the blog suffers, I wish I had more hour in the day!

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  6. it is an exhausting time, it will get better, but that age gap is a tough one.Unfortunately I know a few siblings that have never got past the competition even as adults. Soon you can encourage them to do things together as a team where they turn to each other for support, this will build a bond where they stop seeing the other as an intruder! When mine were 3 and 9, I had to leave them at a restaurant and take someone to hospital. In reality there was a friend of mine who happened to be at the same restaurant watching out for them. But they thought that they were alone for that hour, it was the first time that they really needed eachother!

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    1. What a nice story! I hope mine will fight sometimes but also be true fiends and look after one each other!

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  7. Well, i am on the same boat as you are, but keep up the good spirits, it is exhausting indeed, but I bet they will soon start to play more together and cherish the fact that they have a play friend around most of the time, at least mine do. i have a 3,5 yr old boy and a 2 yr old. girl. But you are so right about the energy levels :-)))

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  8. Stiiiina, I miss you!!

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