Right when I breathe a sigh of relief and pat myself on the back for surviving and overcoming almost 6 years of destruction from the twins, they go and break something. Seriously, my other kids did not break and destroy my house like #4 and #5 have done. I’ve never been able to figure out how they can wreak so much havoc in the short periods of time that they do, but I guess knowing their secret isn’t as important as stopping the behavior.
And, to their credit, they’ve been so much better the past year or more. Jeff and I have even gleefully discussed on more than one occasion how different life is now that something in our house isn’t broken on a daily basis.
But then a day like yesterday happens and I just want to scream. Why must they make decisions that they know are not smart? And, you should know that by *they* I really mean #4 for the most part.
The first breakage occurred after school. # 4 (with the added motivation from his brothers) decided to use my favorite water bottle to try to get a tangerine from the tree, because we all know that if you throw an object that you can’t reach with another object it’ll miraculously ripen and fall into your hand. Of course the possibility of breaking the water bottle or the fact that the fruit is not ripe never entered #4’s mind, and if it did, he chose to ignore it.
Incident #2 happened in the evening. #4 was just standing there holding my plant when the whole top of the plant broke off. Crazy how that happens, isn’t it?
Why #4 ripped these under ware on the eve of already getting into trouble twice for breaking things I’ll never know. I understand that he doesn’t like them and needed to find a way to get out of ever having to wear Thomas the Train under ware again, but why he chose last night of all nights to destroy them I’ll never understand. Although, maybe I should give him the benefit of the doubt. He did just happen to open his drawer and find a clean pair of under ware ripped to ruin!
Please tell me I’m not the only one with a child (or 2) that breaks things? It’ll make me feel better knowing this, I swear! 🙂
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