There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl S. Buck

Tuesday, October 16


yea. word! Its EXHAUSTING!!!!!  The kid and I have been having power struggles for weeks now, especially over computer time and homework.

I think part of that is just being a lone adult against the powerhouse of the offspring, knowing full well we are head over heels in love with the little monsters. They definitely have an advantage. I remain calm and don't engage in arguments up to a point, then its OH NO, you didn't just go there, and I let myself get in over my head. 

I seriously should have taken a lot more into consideration before doing this alone. Now I am here and dealing with it. I don't have regret so much as I am feeling run down and barreled over more than not. 

Dealing with a 9 year old that acts like he is 4 is totally exhausting... Time for discipline and strict boundaries. I think the only way peace is going to remain consistent, is to have consistent patterns. 

I can DO this! thankfully he is intelligent, witty, snuggly and very creative. Takes the edge off most of the time. 

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