the winds of change

Jul 22, 2014

With a title like that you thought we might be getting a little deep here today didn't you? I wouldn't do that to you. I will however document the current state of my toddlers. More specifically my youngest two. Ace has reached a point in his "boy hood" where he is incredibly vocal, constantly asking questions. He notices every minute detail around him. He is used to routine, he likes a schedule, he is constantly reminding me of what we should be doing and when we should be doing it. But....but! Let's talk about Pierce and Avalon and how they are currently plotting against me. No really, I can hear them screaming at each other throughout the day. I swear they can understand the screams because minutes later they will each reck havoc on different parts of the house. Then Ace will run around yelling "MOM YOU ARE GUNNA BE SUPER MAD". I will come upon the scene of the accident and the guilty party will somehow have vanished into thin air.
a bowl of chocolate chips...how did you even get that?
Pierce has this new found sense of entitlement. He feels that everything is his, he will dictate where we go, when we leave, and how quickly we get there (if walking usually a snails pace). But he does most of his bossing around with the cutest smile on his face, which is hard to resist when he bats those long eyelashes, and flashes you those baby blues! It's awful! Awful I tell you. I give in when I know I shouldn't be. Ace gets pissed that we have deviated from the set system of just straight up punishment...punishment everywhere! Oh, and Pierce's new favorite word rhymes with shmam it. It's damn it, okay, the kid says damn it. When I find the person who taught him that....oh man. I'm bringing the hammer down (it was me....he learned it from me. Judge and judge hard). But the crazy thing is he uses it in perfect context. Like at the doctors when she said he was going to get a shot he whispered "uhhhh damn it". It wasn't funny, I shouldn't have laughed. But I did. We are working very hard on correcting it, him and I both. Ha!
And Avalon! Do tantrums start at 14 months? I mean if it screams like a tantrum, throws itself on the ground like a tantrum, flops around like a fish out of water like a tantrum, it's a tantrum right? Damn it  Well then so it has begun. She pouts, she storms out of the room. By golly if the child could reach a door knob she'd slam a door or two as well. She makes her presence known, always! If she wants something she will stop at nothing to get it. She has learned how to work the system....meaning me. She will ask for something and if I say no, she will run up and hug my leg, look up at me for a kiss. And then I melt and give her whatever she wants...like a hammer or a screwdriver. Okay kidding, but she has asked. And I did almost give in on the hammer, before I was like WHAT ARE YOU DOING!
her new thing...throw the clean clothes out and hop in. 
 Loco my vida is definitely loco! But their personalities are growing by the hour. I mean if this was high school superlatives Ace would win Most Likely to be a Drill Sergeant. Pierce would win Life of the Party. Avalon would win Most Likely to Throw a Chair on Jerry Springer. And now after writing that I genuinely feel bad for the teachers that will have all my children in high school at the same time!
It all comes full circle right? Toddlers are just mini teenagers that have a hard time putting sentences together. They are out of their minds hilarious. And completely exhaust me!

On a completely different note I am about to shamelessly plug all over your screen. This little blog of mine is a nominee for a stay-at-home-mom blog award for 2014! I have to tell you I am pretty excited to be in the company of some amazing blogs. Many of whom I read daily, and have voted for as well. Just to be thought of is humbling, and I will send you a baby moose if you take the time out to vote for me right HERE. Kidding on the moose, shipping is a pretty penny from the tundra!


18 comments:

  1. Dannika once stated at the dinner table "bitch" so non chalantly. Our mouths dropped. I hardly use that word, but I'm sure I've let it slip before....they're sponges....sponges I tell ya!!

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    1. They really are! This is his first cuss word. And Ace has never said one. So I was surprised. Well not too surprised because I have a mouth that makes most people blush. I am working on it...I promise! :)

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  2. Oh man...your kids are pretty awesome!

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  3. My youngest started tantrums at 11 mos! So I feel your pain! And my oldest is so, so bossy. We had a talk about it today how he's not the boss of everyone! Probably in one ear and out the other! Voted for you! Good luck!! :)

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  4. hahahaha I would have laughed too if I heard him say that. Hilarious! Maddie's got the tantrums down as well. And I swear the past few weeks have brought new words. Yesterday I put her down for a nap and she woke up and started yelling "Up! Mama up!" sooooo of course I picked her up. I always give in. Your kids are adorable. I'm voting now!

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  5. BUT WE'RE SO CUTE MOM! How can you stay mad at us?? ;)

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  6. Bahahaha... I love that Avalon storms out of the room! D-I-V-A! ;P

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  7. Oh my gosh, it sounds like you have your hands full! Tantrums totally start at the 14 month mark... they did for S anyway and although she doesn't throw a lot of them... the whining... oh the whining. It will be the death of me!

    Congrats on the nomination!! Much deserved! xo

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    1. Well glad I am not the only one with an early tantrum thrower! Avalon doesn't do them all the time, but when she does, she makes them count! haha!

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  8. Oh kids....We are totally having tantrums around here. They probably started about the 14 month mark or so, and have only been growing! "Mama, NO" is a common phrase around here!!!

    Congrats on your nomination mama!!! Awesome!!!

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  9. Kelsey, this is so very true, and we try to limit our shmam its around here too, LOL!

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    1. HA! It is like my days mission, to limit the potty mouth! For Pierce and myself ;)

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  10. We totally don't realize how much we say certain things until our little ones start saying them too!! It's happened to me for sure!

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    1. I know!! Ace has never repeated anything, but Pierce, he thinks it is hilarious! Ugh!

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  11. Well congrats! And I shall vote of course. No moose necessary. This post was quite funny and I laughed out loud literally at several points. Damn it you're good.

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  12. this post was hilarious! love the comparison between toddlers and teens!

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    1. Ha! Thanks. It is quite true though isn't it?

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  13. Voted for you!

    Omg you always have me laughing, "most likely to throw chair at Jerry Springer" hahahahahaha! Piggie says damn it too, and always in front of my mom when she's doing a puzzle with him or something, and she shoots me a death glare. It makes me laugh till my ribs hurt lol.

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