He is also very mouthy to everyone. If anyone says something about anything he has to respond negative and nasty. Even when it is not his conversation. Ah, let the fun times roll.
I keep reminding myself to nurture the baby which is hard when I'm looking at a 4-year-old.
NURTURE THE DAMN BABY!!!!!
Mr. Stinky's birthday is today and I'd say he is handling it very well so far. He woke up happy it was his birthday, but then everything that came out of his mouth was in a mad tone, BUT no rages were happening. This is progress people!!!!
In one of his snarky moments, I finally said, "Wow, lets just talk nasty to everyone because you are thinking about "A" (birthmom) on your birthday. Let's just be nasty to our family because we are having a big fat feeling about A" He just looked at me with a half smile on his face. He has been better since I called him out on his feelings.
On another note, it snowed today and I
Surprisingly, the boys played outside by themselves, without fighting, and I was able to clean up the kitchen while keeping an eye on them. Dinner time was wonderful and full of NORMAL happy family talk.
This is the best part! Mr. Screech even did a joke! People this is HUGE!!!!!
The Mr. brought home Chick-Fil-A for the birthday dinner since we were "snowed in" and couldn't go. At one point, I was commenting, "It was nice for papa to bring Chick-Fil-A to us." and Mr. Stinky said laughing, "Yeah, like the whole place." My mouth was hanging open because this child does not know how to joke! Well, I guess he does now. Progress!!!
Tonight, I didn't care what time they went to bed. I took the time to read them stories and snuggle them while they rotated through their baths and it was great. Normally, I am chomping at the bit for them to be in bed at 7pm.
THIS is wonderful progress and today I am in a place where my heart is so full of love for my family. You know, the fall on your face in love that is not clouded by nasty behaviors. Ah, this is the life. I will soak in it even if it is just for today.