Or so it would seem.
I know there will come a time when my kids will be embarrassed to go out in public with me. Right now, I’m embarrassed to go out in public with them (sometimes).
They used to listen to me and come when I call them. Boy do I miss those days.
Now one will throw a temper tantrum and the other is just plain defiant. I have become THAT mother, the one who has difficulty controlling her children in public. It makes me wonder what people must be thinking when they see Hurricanes Cameron and Logan come rolling through. Yes, I care what people think of my ability to parent.
There they go corrupting another youngster.
I get it, they’re kids and should be having fun BUT there is a time and place for that and sometimes we need good boy behavior. There’s only so much shrugging and saying, “boys will be boys” I can do.
Yes, he WAS trying to push his brother off his animal.
It’s not just the embarrassment of being their mother that I worry about, they could get hurt pulling the stunts they pull. Sure, trying to cut each other off while walking down the sidewalk is great until someone falls off the curb and into traffic.
Over the past couple weeks I’ve noticed a serious change in their behavior, they’re just a little more naughty than usual. I’m hoping that it has to do with it being summertime and that they’ll snap out of it once we’re back in a routine of school. OK, it’s a little more than hoping…I’m praying.
Don’t get me wrong, they’re good kids; smart, funny, really the whole package but man can they act out when they want to. We’ve had a great summer and have gotten out and done a lot of fun things but I think they’re ready for a little more structure and routine in their days.
Are your kids ready to go back to school? Are YOU ready for them to go?