Tuesday, January 21, 2014



We had a 2 hour delay this morning.  

It brought extreme highs and lows.  Highs because the boys love to sleep in, although, technically they didn't.  And I was up early because the phone call to let us know that school was cancelled woke me, and I didn't get back to sleep.  And we had a nice breakfast of french toast casserole and maple sausages.  Chris initially bawked at the breakfast...until he tasted it.  He's been grumpy as all get out lately.  I wonder if it's because Sam has been back to sleeping in his own room.   He's been sneaking screen times when I'm not paying attention, and getting into trouble for it.  It's been rough.  I feel like I yell at him more than talking in a normal tone.  If all I do is talk, he ignores me.  Is it because he can't hear me?  Is he because he choses to ignore me, because he doesn't like what I have to say - I know he'd rather pretend he didn't hear me tell him to go get dressed or practice his piano, or do his homework.  He told me last night he thinks he's too busy.  I asked what he would want to give up - music? karate?  No.  School?  He liked that idea - unfortunately, that's not an option.  
So I send him on to school, I make him too his homework.  And Sometimes he is finding a bit of joy in the process, like this morning, waiting outside with Daddy, he 'helped' shovel off the porch, and played around a bit.   A little joy in a 2 hour delay in what ended up being another rough day.  Thank you, I'll take it.