OK. I know I'm not special. I mean I am - we all are - but I'm not in this regard.
My kids are complete
Today, they are out of control. She wants to play with a friend; He refuses to go. The friend lives in our neighborhood, but far enough that we require them to go together. They have always gone together and had fun, but today it is NOT going to happen. Today, The Boy refuses to do anything The Girl suggests...and vice versa.
When they had a snack today, The Boy was getting a glass of water. The Girl asked him to please pour her some. He snidely turned and said "You wouldn't pour me any this morning!" Of course, the reason for this was that she was running terribly late because she had to have a full-blown temper tantrum over the "fact" that she has absolutely NOTHING TO WEAR, which, of course, is entirely MY fault since I "refuse to buy [her] anything at all!"
I'm so darned tired of all this nonsense. The problem, of course, is that The Boy is 11 and The Girl is 10. I am in no hurry to rush their lives; on the contrary, I wish they'd slow down. At the same time, I know the teen years are going to SUCK! I'm thinking some long vacations with a certain Auntie are on the horizon!